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Fried Honey Cake (Yakgwa)

Recently I’m into this little cake called “Yakgwa” (약과). Yakgwa is a Korean traditional cake made from wheat flour, oil, and some honey. I haven’t bought this in a while, but during the chuseok holiday it grabbed my attention. It is one of the “Jesa” (memorial service for the ancestor) foods. But I am just …

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Colorful Rice Cake (Mujigae Ddeok)

I like this rice cake’s color, it is so beautiful. It looks sweet but it tastes plain. (so my husband doesn’t like it as much.)Its price was 2000 won (US $2.10). It seemed expensive to me since it is only 3 pieces. Mujigae (무지개) means “rainbow” in Korean. Apparently this has the meaning of “Achieve …

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Sweet Rice Cake (Gyeongdan)

Korean sweet rice cake balls (Gyeongdan) This, sweet rice cake (Gyongdan, 경단) is a Korean traditional snack. It is my husband’s favourite rice cake (I like it too, but if I have it too much, I feel sick, because it is quite sweet.) It has sweetened red bean paste inside. Many years ago, Koreans believed …

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