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 Melona

ice pop in different flavors

Melona is a popular ice pop in South Korea manufactured by Korean-based company Binggrae Co. Ltd. Although the dessert is called “Melona” and is famous for its melon flavor, the ice pop also comes in various other fruit flavors, like coconut and cantaloupe. As of 2009, each bar of the 80 ml/2.7 … Read more

Learn About Traditional Korean Breakfast Food Items

Asian soup

Seeing a Korean breakfast for the first time would surely get you thinking: they have really outdone themselves in the kitchen. Well, that couldn’t be more true. Koreans are so passionate and in touch with the chef inside them that they always prepare dishes in the most palatable and presentable way possible. … 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