Korean cuisine is one of the best cuisines on Earth as South Korea has a very rich culture on this matter.
Most people have come to love South Korea because of the Hallyu wave–popularity of Korean dramas and Korean music. We can also say that nowadays, South Korea is also popular for their food as well.
Remember the Korean drama Jewel in The Palace–how colorful and delicious-looking food they cook? Korean cuisine has evolved trough a complex interaction of the natural environment and different cultural trends.
Lets talk about Korean desserts!!
Dessert seems to be everyone’s favourite part in a course. South Korea has a long list of desserts. From here, we pick only ten, and explain what each one looks like.
Here is a list
of Korean desserts
you definitely have to try!
Small rice cakes! Special Chuseok eatery filled with a paste of chesnut, jujube,sesame seeds and red beans~ It’s traditionally eaten during the Korean autumn harvest festival in Chuseok.
A fish-shaped pastry stuffed with sweetend red bean paste, and prepared using an appliance similar to a waffle iron~ It is one of the most common winter street foods in Korea.
Dough of glutinous rice flour and a sweet filling, covered with gomul (powered beans)~
Made by deep-frying a mixture of grain flour and honey!
GYEONGJU BBANG (경주 빵)
A small pastry with a filling of red bean paste.
Gyeongju bbang (bbang 빵 is bread in hangeul) is also called by Hwangman bread. Gyeongju bread was first baked in 1939 a bakery in Hwangnam-dong (황남-동) in Central Gyeongju, South Korea!
A popular Korean shaved frozen dessert with sweet toppings that may include milk, fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and red beans.
Another popular street food in Korea. It is also a unique Korean snack made with wheat flour dough filled with dark brown sugar, cinnamon, sesame and chopped peanuts.
KKULTARAE / KOREAN COURT CAKE (꿀타래)
Here’s an equivalent of Chinese dragon’s beard candy: a hard dough of honey maltose mixture is kneaded twisted and stretched (pulled) in 16 384 skeins of silky threads, in which assorted candied nuts, chocolate, or other fillings are wrapped.
The mildly sweet, bite-sized treats were eaten in the royal court in the past. Nowadays, it has been marketed to symbolize wishes of health, longevity and fortune to the consumer and recipients.
Here’s how to make Kkultarae!
One class of Korean rice cakes made with steamed flour made of various grains, including glutinous or non-glutinous rice~
Here’s a variety of Tteok (떡) made by steaming and pounding glutinous rice into small pieces and usually covered with steamed powdered dried beans or other ingredients!
We may all agree that food is one of the best things in life, especially the dessert which is also a comfort food for people who suffer from sadness or stress.
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