Korean garlic bread, also known as "Korean cream cheese garlic bread" or "Korean garlic cheese bread," is a popular street food snack that originated in South Korea. It is known for its indulgent combination of flavors and textures.
Korean garlic bread typically consists of a baguette or thick slice of bread, which is sliced diagonally but not entirely, creating a pocket-like opening. The bread is then stuffed with a mixture of garlic, butter, cream cheese, and sometimes other ingredients like herbs or spices for added flavor.
After stuffing the bread, it is usually dipped in a mixture of egg and milk, giving it a creamy and slightly sweet coating. The bread is then baked until golden brown and crisp on the outside, while the inside becomes soft and gooey.
Once baked, Korean garlic bread is often topped with additional flavors. One common topping is a drizzle of condensed milk or sugar syrup, which adds a touch of sweetness. Some variations also include a dusting of powdered sugar or a sprinkle of parsley for garnish.
The result is a deliciously rich and savory treat with a combination of garlic, butter, cream cheese, and bread that offers a delightful blend of flavors. It has become immensely popular in Korea and has gained international attention as well, with Korean-style garlic bread shops opening in different countries.
Korean garlic bread can be enjoyed as a snack or a dessert and is often served fresh and warm. It has become a favorite among food enthusiasts who appreciate its unique twist on the classic garlic bread concept.