Koreans are all about nostalgia for the 70s and 80s, and not much brings back those memories than the 포장마차 (shortened to 포차 or "Pocha"), which is basically a plastic tarp-covered food wagon that vendors used to set up in the streets in the evenings. There're still a few around, but most are getting zoned out of existence, and in Ansan at least, a good number of restaurants are trying to recreate the experience by calling themselves Pochas (even though they're not). All of these places have "pocha" in their names.
Tags: Food & DrinkIn and Near Ansan
Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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