호떡--Sweet Korean Pancakes
Koreans like their feet, so they walk a lot of places. Koreans also really love food, so there are always places to go and food along the way. This sweet snack, 호떡, Hoddeok, is a wonderful way to quell your hunger for at least a few minutes until you can meet your mother for something more substantial.
On the inside is a bit of awesomeness in the form of brown sugar, melted and runny, and crushed peanuts. If you are not careful you might get a bit burned because it's a bit like pizza--you don't even know you've burned your entire palate until your stomach is full and your mouth blistered. Do we care? Not a bit; as long as we feel good and full.
One thing to be careful for is saying the word "hot dog" because it sounds surprisingly like "Hoddeok". I used to work at a Hot Dog shop and I often told stories and was very often misunderstood and people thought I made these along busy intersections just like Koreans. Hail, Korea! Sweet mysteries of life revealed! Why not try a bite next time you're in Korea?