Guide to Bungeo-ppang

a box of taiyaki with red bean paste filling

If you’ve been to South Korea, chances are, you already know bungeo-ppang. This Korean fish-shaped bun is typically filled with sweetened red bean paste and is popular during winter, sold by the street merchants in Seoul. As opposed to its name, which means “crucian carp bread,” bungeo-pang doesn’t contain fish. And despite … Read more

Guide to Korean Injeolmi

a tray of injeolmi, tongs

Injeolmi (인절미) is a variation of tteok or a Korean rice cake made from steamed and pounded glutinous rice flour, shaped into bite-sized pieces, and typically covered with cooked powdered dried beans or other elements. The dessert is a representative sort of glutinous pounded tteok and has variations depending on what kind … Read more

Guide to Korean Kkul-tarae

South Korean flag

The next time you’re in Seoul, try taking a bite of their kkul-tarae, a sweet snack sold along the streets of Myeongdong and Insadong. Kkul-tarae (꿀타래 translated as “honey skein”), also called Korean court cake, is a South Korean variation of the Dragon’s beard dessert that originated in China. Many vendors turn … Read more