Tornado Potatoes

The Myeong-dong area is full of shops. It’s also full of street food stands. They all tend to sell the same thing–which is usually the latest trend in Korean street food. Last year there were rows of Takoyaki stalls. Now they’re all gone. Everyone is doing these spiral cut fried potatoes.

Cool concept. It looks like they’re from a central producer because the vendors get the raw spiral cut potatoes from sealed plastic bags that look like they came from a restaurant distributor. After buying a Spiral Potato, the customer coats it in a dish of cheese powder.

These aren’t too bad, but they are also easy to screw up. They can get over fried and hard as a rock if not eaten fresh out of the fryer, like the Goguma Sticks (Sweet Potato French Fries).

Like the Takoyaki stands, be prepared to see Fried Spiral Potatoes leave Myeong-dong and head into the suburbs.


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5 thoughts on “Tornado Potatoes”

  1. Thanks for the confirmation that these potato spirals are pre-packed.

    For the entrepreneur, this is great. A lonely potato can add a few hundred % to its value, and we’ve been advicing people to do this for years. Buy one potato spiral cutter and supply your town/area.

    The trick is – potato-white and vacuum packed units to keep the potato from going brown. (The potato white is a powder that is added to the water).

    The potato is then taken out of the bag, dried and deep fried.

    And, there you have these beauties, ready to go.

    I hope to think that one of my spiral cutters produced these potatoes, as we’ve send quite a number cutters to the far east already.

    Any advice needed by anyone, please, you are welcome to ask me.

    Johan Welgemoed

  2. I am in the concession business inthe US I have talked to twice I need 2 of these ASAP please email so I can get your cutter to work for me


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