Pojangmacha

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Pojangmacha
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Pojangmacha food stall
Korean name
Hangul포장마차
Hanja布帳馬車
Revised Romanizationpojangmacha
McCune–Reischauerp'ochangmach'a

Pojangmacha is a small tented spot that can be on wheels or a street stall in South Korea[1] that sell a variety of popular street foods, such as hotteok, gimbap, tteokbokki, sundae, dakkochi (Korean skewered chicken), odeng, mandu, and anju (dishes accompanied with drinking). In the evening, many of these establishments serve alcoholic beverages such as soju.[2] Pojangmacha literally means "covered wagon" in Korean.[3]

Pojangmacha is a popular place to have a snack or drink late into the night. The food sold in these places can usually be eaten quickly while standing or taken away. Some offer cheap chairs or benches for customers to sit, especially the ones serving late night customers who come to drink soju.[4]

As of 2012, there were approximately 3,100 in Seoul. This number has declined since city officials sought to shut them down, as they are considered by them to be eyesores, illegal and unsanitary.[5]

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  1. ^ Yi, Jason (2017-08-15). "Food From A Confessional: Pojangmacha Street Food". The RushOrder Blog. Archived from the original on 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lina "Asia's 10 greatest street food cities" Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. CNN Go. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11
  3. ^ Elisa Ludwig (Mar 14, 2007). "Pojangmacha". citypaper.net. Archived from the original on 2007-03-22.
  4. ^ "Korean Food: Street Foods". Life in Korea.
  5. ^ Oh, Esther "Guide to pojangmacha: Why Koreans love drinking in tents" CNN Go. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-13