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.)
We often buy it at Hanaro Mart. (Their rice cake tastes best in this town. I hardly ever buy rice cakes at Homeplus.) Its price is between 2000-2500 won (US $2.10-2.60) depending on weight.
It has sweetened red bean paste inside. Many years ago Koreans believed red beans in food (especially in rice cakes) drives out the devil spirit, so they used it on a baby’s first birthday to wish them long life and health.