Gilgeori Toast (Korean Street Toast With Cabbage and Egg) Recipe (2024)



out of 5


user ratings

Your rating

or to rate this recipe.

Have you cooked this?

or to mark this recipe as cooked.

Private Notes

Leave a Private Note on this recipe and see it here.

Cooking Notes

Alexa Weibel, Senior Staff Editor, NYT Cooking

I love this recipe! It's super textural and satisfying. I've tried both the jam and sugar and loved both — the salty-sweet element is surprisingly subtle — and look forward to trying it out with different condiments, like mustard or even gochujang. Thanks for sharing your family recipe, Darun!


Pandemic & food allergy transformations: sliced turkey (no ham in fridge); 3oz bagged classic coleslaw mix, salt & pepper; margarine (dairy allergy), Just Egg liquid eggless plant-based product (egg allergy), cinnamon sugar shaker for the Calandra’s whole wheat toast. Tasty. Schmeared on a little lime pickle for zing (no scallions or chili paste around).



Sedate version: use 1 egg in the mix, cook it as three small patties so each can fit onto a halved slice of buttered country toast. I ate the first two patties open faced (canape style?), w/ melted cheese. The third patty I ate as a tea sandwich, w/ a dab of orange marmalade. (No cheese, ketchup, mayo, etc.) V. civilized breakfast, quite tasty and no "recovery time" needed, just get on with your day. Yet still craveable this wayI do see a bigger, sloppier, condiment-laden version in my future.


I was always partial to Isaac toast, a common chain in Seoul, which added sweet corn to the egg and bread and butter pickles to the sandwich for sweetness and texture, obviating there sugar. And, if you can find it or are adventurous enough to make it, they also used a peculiar kiwi fruit ketchup that elevates the sandwich from wonderful to magical!


Excellent—like a high quality egg foo young sandwich. A light smear of raspberry jam, used two eggs, two slices of bacon, a slice of American cheese on homemade sandwich bread. Was a little heavy handed on the ketchup—my bad, but absolutely scrumptious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Delicious! Used a slice of prosciutto cotto and gouda cheese on sourdough. Tried jalapeño jelly as a sweetener, which added a bit of heat to the sweet. My only issue with the recipe was that it turned out rather sloppy, which might be the point, but I found it tricky to eat. Next time (and there will be a next time!) I will drain the cabbage mixture in a sieve and press on it a bit to remove some liquid before adding the egg.


Very good! Prior to mixing, I thought the amount of cabbage would be too much for 1 sandwich, so, as I was making 2 anyway, sliced a total of maybe 1 1/2 C, and used box grater to shred 1/2 C carrot, seasoned as directed, then mixed in 2 eggs. End result seemed perfect for 2 sandwiches, which I served for easy dinner. Bread was a bit soft (homemade milk bread) so I'd toast it crisply brown and butter 1 side in the future. Will also add sriracha or sambal to ketchup, as heat would be welcome.


This recipe was a hit! Learning curve for me was to putting a lid on the egg mixture to cook through evenly.


way better than it should be! After I massaged the veggies with salt, I let them drain in a sieve for an hour. Some liquid did come out, which might have otherwise have made it soggy. Not sure ham is a good idea. Thinking crisp bacon would be better.


So good! Used a 9 oz bag of broccoli slaw, added the scallions and five eggs for three sandwiches. Shredded Gouda on top of egg mixture in pan. Spread raspberry jam on one side of bread and siracha on other. Served with a spinach salad and chips for and a lovely August supper.

Elizabeth W

I’ve made this several times with store bought kimchi and absolutely love it. I’ve also eaten it without bread, just adding a touch of ketchup on top. For the sweet, I’ve used a tiny bit of Bonne Maman intense apricot - perfection.

Leslie Durand

Best sandwich I've ever made! It was wonderful with the recommended thick bread--but was still yummy with ultra-thin bread (which I used when trying to cut calories a bit). Do not skip the sugar on the bread! I use a 50-50 mayo-gochujang mix, and it's delicious.


Delicious! Made this, used the ham and cheese, and added a squirt of mustard (a la maangchi). The sugar adds a nice sweetness to the dish. As maangchi suggests in her video, this needs to be eaten immediately; each person should eat as soon as it leaves the pan as the bread gets soft quite quickly. While still relatively healthy, it feels very substantial.

Tracy Colleen

Made this tonight, but used zucchini and carrots (on a low FODMAP diet), added a slice of American cheese and a teaspoon of Sriracha and a bit of pickle relish in the mayo. I also grilled the bread with cooking spray instead of butter. It was really good, and I will definitely make again. If using zucchini, drain it and pat dry with paper towels.


Ok...I made this with kimchi and carrots and eggs, white bread, strawberry jam, american cheese, mayo and ketchup. This was the best sandwich I've had in my life.

Blair Malcom

Wow, this was incredible! Don’t skimp on the jam, it’s a great counterpoint to the savory. I might sweat out the veggies a bit before adding the egg, otherwise my wife and I devoured this sloppy sandwich. Keep an extra napkin handy…


This was a miss for me. I’ve eyed this recipe for 3 years, made it as written, was starving when I ate it, and found it to be too much on every level. This tasted like being at a party where everyone is too loud. And now I feel blergh. If I make this again, I’ll use unsalted butter - the quantity of butter, plus the salt in the eggs and the bacon that I used instead of the ham made this inedible towards the end (and I love salt). I’m mad I risked fingers julienning 1/2 a carrot for this.

Kim Helgemoe

Sweet and savory-great texture. We loved this one.


I wasn’t sure about the combo of flavors but surprisingly yummy! I only had whole grain bread on hand and it was still good. Will make again!


I thought this would be complicated. It was very easy and so good! Filling enough to share.


Made this more or less as written with great results. Used two eggs and added sriracha to the mix. Topped with cheddar. I used King Arthur's English Muffin Toasting Bread (, which is an amazing, easy loaf for all things breakfast.


I'm positively surprised by this recipe! It's easy and quick to prepare, can be modified and is delicious! I did an open sourdough sandwich, used chicken ham and philapelphia, added some chilli to the cabbage mixture and topped with roasted peanuts for extra crunch. I will definitely try more variantd


Very tasty! Made with whole wheat bread and thought it was great, would make again.


Well that was interesting. I had no idea what to expect but I liked it. Someone said it’s like an egg foo young sandwich and I have to agree. Interesting textures and flavors. The sugar is a high note. No ham so I chopped up a slice of Canadian Bacon and mixed it in the egg/cabbage mixture. Perfectly easy, light dinner and I will do it again.


Thank you for this recipe! I grew up in Korea and worked as a server at a place where they sold these “toasts” of different types (pizza, cheese, veggie, ham, etc.) so this brought me back to those days.. I didn’t know it at the time but that experience taught me so much about myself and life. As for the recipe, this is different from that restaurant’s but that is to be expected. Don’t skimp on the mayo ketchup combo - that’s what makes this imo. Glad to see so many others enjoying this too

freezer lady

I made this with Sweet Chili sauce instead of jam. Perfect blend of sweetness and heat.I also added 1 tbsp. Rice flour because it was made with 4 eggs. I would use less rice flour next time, maybe 1.5 tsp.

Zak Buckles

I was looking forward to trying this sandwich and it did not disappoint! I added gochujang to the mayo/ketchup mix, and used the mixed berry jam I had in hand. Similar to others, I look forward to endless variations on this in the future.


Wow, is that tasty! I love okonomiyaki and this was like an okonomiyaki sandwich! Followed this to a T, only I used the toasted to toast the bread for speed. I wasn't sure about the ketchup and mayo, but it was perfect. Will definitely be making this again.

Lisa Cannon

Because I often serve this to a crowd I just make a frying pan sized pancake then cut it while quite hot into pieces and add cheese. Then finish the sandwich as per the directions. Its a cheat that doesn’t compromise flavor. YUM.

Private notes are only visible to you.

Gilgeori Toast (Korean Street Toast With Cabbage and Egg) Recipe (2024)


What is Gilgeori toast made of? ›

This Toast Tuesday we were inspired by Korean cuisine and made Gilgeori Toast, a hearty grilled egg omelette sandwich filled with crunchy veggies and melted farmer cheese. Gilgeori translates to “street” in Korean.

What is the famous toast in Korean? ›

Gilgeori toast, which literally means “street toast” in Korean, is a popular salty-sweet egg sandwich sold by many street-food vendors in Korea. For many who grew up there, it's a nostalgic snack, reminiscent of childhood. Eaten for breakfast or lunch, it's quick, easy and adaptable.

What is Seoul's famous street toast? ›

Korean street toast, known as gilgeori toast (길거리 토스트), is a popular grab-and-go egg sandwich that's delicious and filling. Gilgeori means street in Korean. Whenever I'm in Seoul, I enjoy one of these from a street cart to go with my morning coffee as often as I can.

What is the name of the Korean sandwich? ›

Gilgeori toast is a popular Korean street food- it's a sweet & savory breakfast sandwich. It is prepared using milk bread slices that are toasted in butter to crispy perfection, then filled with cheese, a crunchy vegetable omelette, and topped with sugar, ketchup, and mayo.

What is egg in toast called? ›

While you'd rarely find people tinkering with the name eggs Benedict, what to call a fried-egg-in-toast remains in flux today. It's earned a slew of monikers, from the strange to the provocative: bird's nest, egg-in-a-basket, the Popeye, the one-eyed jack, and in a confusing twist to Brits, a toad-in-a-hole.

How many calories are in Korean egg toast? ›

Recipe Variation
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
13 more rows
Dec 29, 2022

What is the most famous Korean street food? ›

Tteokbokki is a spicy stir-fried dish that usually consists of cylinder-shaped rice cakes, sweet red chili sauce, and fish cakes. It is considered to be one of the top street food items in Korea, and can usually be bought from street vendors known as pojangmacha.

Why does Korean street food have so much cheese? ›

Globalization: As Korean culture has become more globalized, there has been an increasing interest in Western foods and ingredients. Cheese is a staple ingredient in many Western dishes, and this influence has led to the introduction of cheese in Korean cuisine.

Can I put cabbage in a sandwich? ›

Cabbage is an excellent choice for when you want to add a tasty crispness to your sandwiches, but even better, they are packed with numerous nutrients and vitamins! Thankfully, there are many ways to add cabbages and vegetables to sandwiches; below, we have compiled ten creative and very delicious recipes.

What is Korean breakfast called? ›

“반찬” (飯饌) /ban chan/: In Korea, side dishes known as banchan are a common part of breakfast. This might include spicy cucumbers, lightly boiled spinach known as shigeumchi or black beans in soy sauce and sugar (kongjaban).

What is the most famous Korean condiment? ›

Gochujang is probably one of the most famous Korean condiments. This fermented red pepper paste is used in an array of dishes and adds colour and a huge flavour kick! It's made from fine Korean chilli powder, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans and salt.

What is Hainanese toast? ›

Kaya toast is a dish consisting of two slices of toast with butter and kaya (coconut jam), commonly served alongside kopi and soft-boiled eggs. The dish was believed to be created by Hainanese immigrants to the Straits Settlements in the 19th century while serving on British ships. Kaya toast.

What is ghee toast? ›

Before toasting, spread each slice of sourdough with 1 tablespoon ghee. Sprinkle ½ of spice blend over each slice. Toast in a toaster oven or under a broiler until ghee and spices start to sizzle and edges are crispy. If using maple syrup or honey, drizzle over your sweet ghee on toast, and enjoy!

Is French toast and Bombay toast the same? ›

French toast is a dish of sliced bread soaked in beaten eggs and often milk or cream, then pan-fried. Alternative names and variants include eggy bread, Bombay toast, gypsy toast, and poor knights (of Windsor).

What is Chena toast made of? ›

Chena Toast is another variant of chena based sweets having a juicy toast shape. It is stuffed with a layer of cream decorated with silver varq(edible silver leaf) and garnished with dry fruits. Chena is fresh, unripen curd cheese made from water buffalo or regular cow milk.


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Lidia Grady

Last Updated:

Views: 5324

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (65 voted)

Reviews: 88% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Lidia Grady

Birthday: 1992-01-22

Address: Suite 493 356 Dale Fall, New Wanda, RI 52485

Phone: +29914464387516

Job: Customer Engineer

Hobby: Cryptography, Writing, Dowsing, Stand-up comedy, Calligraphy, Web surfing, Ghost hunting

Introduction: My name is Lidia Grady, I am a thankful, fine, glamorous, lucky, lively, pleasant, shiny person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.