Boyfriend and I have been living quite cheaply the last few weeks. We have our Thailand trip in a few weeks and we’re soooo excited! Saving every last won to make sure we can do whatever we want when we’re there!
We have been eating a LOT of ramen (instant noodles) and it’s actually been really fun! We get to try out all different kinds of flavors and styles. We have added mandu (dumplings) a few times, some meat another time… fun stuff!
This afternoon we felt like something other than noodles! We found some awesome marinated meaty-stuff on a stick at the local supermarket for 1,500won each. A few weeks ago we discovered a new “restaurant” in Gumi, called “Kong’s Riceball” (*giggles*). Since the slogan reads : “Get some FUN – Fast Unique Nutritious” we decided to try it out.
I think the rice balls are similar to the triangle kimbaps, it’s literally a stuffed rice ball rolled in shredded dried seaweed. They have a variety of flavours – all pretty Korean-ish. Boyfriend settled on the “Hot chilli pork” rice ball and I had the “beef salad” rice ball. Most of the rice balls were 2,300won(about $2), with the exception of the fried kimchi one (1,500) and a few others were 2,000won.
The rice balls are quite small but coupled with two of the meaty sticks, we were both pretty stuffed. I quite liked it! The beef salad one was, well… beef & broccoli… but it was very tasty. Boyfriend’s hot chilli pork was most definitely hot and spicy, but also delicious!
If you see a Kong’s rice ball anywhere, be sure to try it out. It’s small enough to be a snack when you’re on the go too.