Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ono Snack at the Swap Meet

About a month or so ago, a longtime blog reader of mine introduced herself to me at Costco. I love it when people do that. Her name was Gail. We talked for a little bit, and Gail mentioned that she liked my swap meet posts. So I promised her that the next time I went to the swap meet I would blog about it.

I'll be spreading out the posts over the next few days. Today's one is about this ono snack that we always look forward to . . . crispy fried opelu and korean sushi ($2 each).

The sushi is wrapped with korean nori and contains kim chee and taegu. 

This is the inside of the opelu.

We call this lady "the red-hat lady". 

She's been selling snacks at this tent for as far back as I can remember.  There are no signs advertising the sushi and fish. It's more of a word-of-mouth thing, but the smell of the fish frying is an enticing giveaway.


Chet Colson said...

Haven’t eaten Opelu in a long time. Love the spin that Koreans put on their sushi rolls.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Kim chee and taegu sushi? Sounds intriguing. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

j: Yay for Gail. Found these photos intriguing. I don't think I'll ever go there becuz it involves, you know, lots of walking which I dislike so I'll live vicariously through you. -N

jalna said...

Chet, I don't usually eat fish with tiny bones because I'm terrified of getting a bone stuck in my throat, but my sister convinced me to try the opelu. I like it, but I have to eat it in small nibbles. So psycho, yah.

Aunty, it's . . . hmmm . . . how do you say ono in Korean?

N, I don't mind the walking, but what I don't like is when it gets hot. I don't like hot.

Susan said...

Food is my favorite part of swap meets! I don't think our flea markets sell fried fish like that here. Interesting!

Mark Shelby said...

$2 Dolla! I can do Dat! ; )

Honolulu Aunty said...

Mashta! That's what they say in Korean dramas when they eat and like it.

Erick said...

Korean sushi is so ono, especially with shoyu sauce with peppers. Opelu is so hard to find now
days, looks so good.

jalna said...

Susan, our Kam Swap Meet closed down awhile back. They had a lot more food there. I miss that.

LOL, Mark.

Thanks Aunty!

Erick, you would like this one.