Kkochi (꼬치) is a category of Korean food cooked on skewers. The word kkochi means "skewer" in Korean.

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Seafood skewers—mun-kkochi (giant octopus), sora-kkochi (horned turban), and jju-kkochi (webfoot octopus)– sold on street.
Place of originKorea
Associated national cuisineKorean cuisine


Name Image Description
Dak-kkochi   Chicken skewers, usually consisting of chunks of chicken meat and pieces of daepa (large scallion) skewered alternately. It is a popular street food in Korea. Similar foods in other cuisines include jujeh kabab, shish taouk, and yakitori.
Eomuk-kkochi   Fishcake skewers, made by threading different types of eomuk (fishcakes) on skewers and cooking them in broth flavored with Korean radish and dasima (kelp).[1] It is a popular winter street food in Korea.[1]
Sundae-kkochi   Sundae, the Korean blood sausage, are sometimes skewered and sold on street, from pojangmacha (street stalls) or bunsikjip (snack bars). The dish is often brushed with gochujang-based sweet and spicy sauce.
Tteok-kkochi   Rice cake skewers, consisting of skewered and fried tteok (rice cakes) brushed with spicy gochujang-based sauce.[2] It is a popular bunsikjip (snack bar) item.

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  1. ^ a b Korea Tourism Organization (12 December 2017). "Warm up this winter with tasty Korean treats". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ Vis, Karin-Marijke (14 June 2016). "6 Traditional Vegetarian Snacks in South Korea". Paste. Retrieved 2 March 2018.