Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gyeongbok Palace - Starch Attack

On Sunday we returned to Gyeongbokgung for an English-language tour. I enjoyed walking around the King's Quarters barefoot. Food venders lined the palace's exterior wall:
Chestnuts are a nut by nature but not by nutrition. The chestnut's high starch content rivals that of the potato. It's low in fat and a good source of vitamin C and iron. A 100-g serving has 201 kcals, 45 g carbs, 1 g fat, 3 g protein, 47% of vit C, and 12% iron. For comparison, 100-g of baked potato contains 21 g carbs.
Another vendor actually sold potatoes (and grilled squid):

The potatoes reminded me of the greasy potato sticks my sister loved as a kid. Do cold, thin-cut, oily fries taste good? Crusty, thick-cut, seasoned steak fries with a ramekin of ketchup sound better to me!


Gomushin Girl said...

they're sweet potatos, not potatos, and more akin to chips.

MandyKat said...

Thanks for the information! I should have known.

Whitney said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and you have some great information here. I see that you're a dietician and I'd like to ask you a couple questions. I live in Daegu. Is there a way I could e-mail you? My email address is Hope to hear from you soon!


Tia said...

I agree.. give me the hot, plank fries with catsup!