chewy taste of potato
'Ongsimi' means 'small dumpling' in the native language of Gangneung. The potato is grind on a steel plate, The water is squeezed out and then people mix it with potato starch that settled from that water, forming it into small balls.
Especially in Gangneung, potatoes should be potatoes should be grind on a steel plate. The texture of the potato is alive so the texture is different with the potatoes grinded by the mixer.
People put Ongsimi in boiling anchovy broth, sliced pumpkin, mushroom, shepherd’s purse together and put chopped seaweeds and sesame on it.
Potato Ongsimi with a lot of starchy are full of elasticity and the texture is sticky enough to stick to the mouth. It is popular for simple and savory flavor.
There are several restaurants in Gangneung that specialize in it and Byeongsan-dong is famous for it.