Posts Tagged 'rice cake'

Rice Cake Soup :: Dduk Guk (떡국)

Is it too late to wish everyone a happy new year? ;)

For many Koreans, January 1st starts by giving respect to our elders by bowing down and wishing them good fortune in the new year: 새해 복 많이 받으세요! In return, the unmarried young’ns will usually get some cold cash-money to store away (of course we are encouraged to SAVE it!) for the year.

This is usually followed by a family meal (late breakfast/early lunch) around the table with the star of the day, dduk guk, or rice cake soup.

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Spicy Stir Fried Rice Cake :: Dduk Bbok Ki (떡볶이)

It won’t take long for anyone visiting Korea to spot an ajumma stirring a big vat of ddukbboki, or spicy rice cake, on the street somehere. Usually a crowd of young students will crowd her stall, patiently awaiting a plastic bag-covered plate filled with the nation’s favorite street food (eaten with a toothpick, of course!).

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