Spicy fried rice cake voted as South Korea's favorite comfort food

It's spicy, it's delicious and it's been voted South Korea's favorite comfort food. Spicy fried rice cake (Tteokbokki), a popular South Korean street food, emerged as a clear winner of an online survey conducted by Seoul City in September to find out the country's most beloved "feel-good" food. 

More than 10,000 South Koreans participated in the survey, picking the K-pop nation's 10 best comfort foods.

Others on the list include, from rank 2 to 9, fried chicken, kimchi soup, barbecue, ginseng chicken soup, ramen noodles, miso soup, cake, beef, and chicken feet.

Women accounted for 57 percent of the total number of voters, while 43 percent voters were men. 61 percent  voters aged between 20 and 30.

In a survey of 50 foreigners living in Seoul, spicy fried rice cake, kimchi soup, fried chicken and ginseng chicken soup also topped the charts, with foreigners' and South Koreans' preferences roughly the same, Seoul City said.

The survey is part of the annual Food Week Korea 2020 which is scheduled for November 25-28.

(Cover image from CFP)