A staple breakfast item you’ll find in Korea are these street toasts. They’re simply crispy slices of bread with an omelette filling, ham, cheese and cabbage. No need to add kimchi to this to make it “Korean”.

There are variations of these and you’ll also find some toast chains that are popular with their different fillings including beef bulgogi for example.⁣

The original one is quite simple but have added a couple of different things here.⁣
Firstly, I’ve added sweetcorn into the omlette which gave it a nice sweet burst with each bite.⁣
Secondly, I used a coleslaw kit mix which has carrot, red and white cabbage and onion which I like better than just straight up white cabbage.⁣
Fried the ham and used cheap plastic cheese which is a must!⁣
The sauce in here is a Japanese mayo and ketchup mix and a sprinkling of sugar, yes! It’ll melt and give it a nice balance.⁣

Why not try something like this for breakfast? ⁣

Recipe for one:⁣

2 slices of white bread ⁣
2 eggs⁣
1 tbs of sweetcorn⁣
Coleslaw mix or shredded white cabbage⁣
2 slices of ham⁣
2 slices of cheese slices⁣
Gherkin slices (optional)⁣
1/2 tsp of sugar⁣
Ketchup and mayo⁣

Mix eggs and make an omlette, preferably in a small pan so the egg isn’t too thin. When the bottom cooks, spread the sweetcorn evenly on the egg.⁣

Meanwhile fry ham and bread in plenty of butter in a large pan.⁣
Brown the bread on both sides then top one slice with ham, layer with cheese, add gherkin slices.⁣

Flip the egg and cut it into a rectangle to fit the bread. Place on top of the ham, sprinkle with sugar.⁣

Add mayo and ketchup to the other bread slice.⁣
Place a handful of cabbage on top of the egg and then close the sandwich with the other slice.⁣

Cut in half and enjoy! Hot sauce also goes really well with this.⁣

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