5 months ago
Let me just briefly (!) introduce you to Korean rice cakes (tteok 떡) today. 🤗🍡 They are one of the traditional sweets of Korean cuisine and are originally vegan. Although the basic ingredient is normally rice, they come in all kinds of shapes and colors, with fillings, toppings, varying textures, steamed, pounded, fermented etc.... They are sold as snacks packaged into plastic foil basically everywhere - in convenience stores, on markets, on the street, in the subway and of course at "rice cake houses" (tteok jip 떡집), where they are produced on location. In Seoul, prices are between 2000 and 3000 KRW per package on average, but this varies by location and quality of ingredients.
Traditionally, their taste is not that sweet, but the modern versions and especially the ones with (red) bean filling turn them into rather filling sugar bombs. 😋
Korean food is often colorful and so are these rice cakes! 🌈 Ideally, they are dyed naturally by adding flavorful ingredients, such as
❤red rice = red
🧡pumpkin = orange / yellow
💚mugwort 쑥 = green
💜black rice = purple .
Dont know what mugwort, the green colorant is? Find out at www.sesame-sprinkles.com (👉 link on profile!) at Seoul, South Korea