Korea is famed for its street food, and 'food-on-a-stick' is a staple of the Korean street food markets. Hot dog on a stick, potato spirals on a stick, meatballs on a stick, and many more. Yet one of the best Korean street food 'sticks' is Japanese-inspired octopus on a stick - BBQ char-grilled octopus, rolled in umami-rich bonito flakes and drizzled with slightly sweet okonomiyaki sauce. Quick and easy to prepare in advance, octopus on a stick is great for BBQs at home.
These photos were taken in Jeonju hanok village, around 1 1/2 hours south of Seoul.
After a stage as a chef at a London Michelin-starred restaurant Nicola became obsessed with seeking the best flavours from around the world. She started Sous Chef in 2012, and is always sharing her knowledge of ingredients and writing recipes to showcase those products. Learning from the products, Sous Chef's suppliers and her travels, Nicola has written the majority of the recipes on the Sous Chef website, all of which are big on flavour.