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Gilgeori Toast: From the Streets of Korea!

Are you looking for a new and exciting breakfast option? Then why not try Gilgeori Toast, the delicious Korean twist on classic toast. This savory treat is made with toasted bread slices topped with an array of tasty ingredients like vegetables, eggs, cheese, and ham or even pork belly! Whether you’re in the mood for a light snack or a filling meal to start your day off right, Gilgeori Toast is sure to satisfy all your cravings. Read on to find out more about this amazing dish!

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The History of Gilgeori Toast: A Traditional Korean Treat?

Originally created by food vendors in Seoul during the 1960s as a convenient way to feed hungry customers quickly and cheaply, Gilgeori Toast has since become one of Korea’s most beloved snacks. Its name comes from two words—Gil (meaning “toast”) and Geori (meaning “street vendor”)—and it was originally served at street stalls throughout South Korea. Over time, it has evolved into an incredibly popular breakfast item that can now be found both at home and outside in cafes around the country.

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What Makes Gilgeori Toast So Special?

What makes this traditional Korean dish so special is the way it combines simple ingredients to create something truly delicious. The bread is usually toasted until golden brown, then topped with a variety of savory ingredients like eggs, vegetables, cheese and meat. This creates a flavor combination that’s both light and filling at the same time. And since it’s made with readily available ingredients like eggs and bread, it can easily be prepared in minutes—perfect for when you’re short on time but don’t want to sacrifice taste or nutrition!

Gilgeori Toast is truly a one-of-a-kind breakfast treat that will bring excitement back into your morning routine. So why not give it a try for yourself and see what all the fuss is about? We promise you won’t be disappointed. Bon appétit!


Gilgeori Toast

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Course: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Easy


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Making your own Gilgeori Toast at home is surprisingly easy! All you need to do is toast some bread slices, then top them with desired ingredients. You can also add a unique twist by using flavored butter or cheeses for added flavor. Once you’ve assembled your toast, place it in an oven or pan to toast until the cheese melts and the vegetables are tender. Finally, enjoy your masterpiece with a cup of coffee or tea—it’s as simple as that!

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  • 4 pcs 4 Loft Bread

  • 2 pcs 2 Eggs

  • 50 grams 50 Cabbage

  • 40 grams 40 Carrot

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 Onion Leeks

  • 15 grams 15 White Onion

  • 2 pcs 2 Ham

  • 2 sliced 2 Cheese

  • 2 tbsp 2 Butter (2pcs of 1tbsp)

  • Tomato Ketchup

  • Mayonnaise

  • White Sugar

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

  • Spreadable Butter


  • On both sides of the bread, spread butter. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the egg, cabbage, carrots, onion, and onion leeks.
  • Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and then mix everything together well.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Try to make a square shape with the egg mixture as you pour it. About 2 to 3 minutes should be enough time to cook the bottom.
  • Cut egg omelet into half, and flip over. Cook for another 2–3 minutes, or until the food is done. taken out of the pan
  • Place the ham slices in the same pan and cook them for 1 to 2 minutes over medium heat, until they start to sizzle.
  • Then, toast bread that has been buttered on both sides for about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
  • Put the bread that has been toasted on a cutting board. Add the egg omelette.
  • The sugar goes on top. Then put cheese and ham on top.
  • Spread ketchup and mayonnaise (if you want) over the egg, ham, and cheese layer.
  • Cover it with the rest of the bread. Slice it down the middle and serve. Enjoy!

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