Beondegi

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Beondegi
Silkworm snack.jpg
Beondegi for sale by a street vendor in South Korea
Korean name
Hangul 번데기
Hanja n/a
Revised Romanization beondegi
McCune–Reischauer pŏnteki

Beondegi (Korean: 번데기) are a popular snack food in Korean cuisine.[1] Literally meaning "chrysalis" or "pupa" in Korean, Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae which are seasoned and eaten as a snack. Beondegi are often served by street vendors, as well as in restaurants and drinking establishments. They are also sold in cans in grocery stores and convenience stores, but they must be boiled in water before serving. Beondegi is not always sold in the market and is usually sold from street vendors, although it is possible to buy the live variant for personal preparation.

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  1. ^ Martin Robinson, Ray Bartlett, Rob Whyte. Korea (2007). Lonely Planet publications, ISBN 1-74104-558-4, ISBN 978-1-74104-558-1. (pg 63)

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