- Desserts from South Korea that you absolutely have to taste
Everything about Korean culture, from their pop music to their cosmetic routine to their fiery Rameyun, is interesting. And if you didn’t already know, South Korean desserts are all the rage in the world of people who adore sweets. Here are a few of the most popular desserts sold in the bustling streets of South Korea that you really must try.
- Desserts across time
Celebrations and festivals in South Korea would not be complete without the ubiquitous sweets. Most of these delicious treats are traditionally made during the Lunar New Year and the Chuseok harvest festival. These plant-based, sugar-free treats are sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth without resorting to gluten. Some well-liked South Korean sweets are listed below.
- Sungpyeon Korean
The basic form of Songpyeon Korean rice cake is a cake baked from a dough consisting entirely of short grain rice. The delicious flavor and texture of these cakes come from the assortment of sweet fillings used to make them. This sweet dessert, often made in every home throughout the holiday season, can be shaped as desired, steamed, and served hot.
- Traditional Yaksik dessert, a sweet rice dish.
Yaksik, a traditional Korean sweet rice dessert, is a medley of sweet rice, chestnuts, dried jujubes, and pine nuts. The addition of healthful ingredients like chestnuts, dried jujubes, and pine nuts to this rice dish makes it a great option for those watching their waistlines.
- Delicious Dasik Korean Tea Biscuits
Sesame seeds, soy flour, rice syrup, honey, rice flour, and matcha powder go into the making of Dasik Tea biscuits. These biscuits give character to an otherwise soulless afternoon tea. Matcha tea is used to enhance the cookies’ color and flavor.
- The Hotteok Pancake is a Traditional Korean Sweet Dish
Hotteok is a sweet Korean pancake that is made with regular flour, sweet rice flour, cinnamon, and walnuts. Sweet cinnamon syrup is the star of this pancake, which is served atop fried, crispy pancakes and sweetened walnuts.
Traditional Japanese rice cake dumplings called “bukkumi” are filled with a delicious red bean filling. This dish is steamed to perfection, and the outer layer is made of rice that has been flavored with sugar. Although, these rice cakes come in a few different varieties. Some diners enjoy their rice cake dumplings crispier after being briefly pan-fried.