떡: Korea's Ultimate Comfort Food
I really love carbs.
So in Korean food, when 떡 (rice cake) is an ingredient you know I'm in heaven. 떡 - Rice Cake! (ddeok)
It comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, flavours, and can be stuffed with yummy things or coated in toppings. 떡볶이 - Spicy fried rice cake (ddeok-bokk-i)
This is 떡 cooked in a frying pan and covered in really spicy sauce with fish cake, hard boiled eggs, and other ingredients like onion or ramen noodles :) 떡국 - Rice cake soup (ddeok-gook)
This is super comfort food and is rice cakes served in a broth with egg, onion, and usually meat on top! You can also get this with 만두 (dumplings) in the soup too. 찹쌀떡 - Sweet Rice Cake (chap-ssal-ddeok)
This 떡 is covered in a sweet powder and is much chewier and sticker than the 떡 used in 떡볶이. They are in smaller, bite sized pieces. Listen at 2:22 찹쌀떡 찹쌀떡 궁합이 우리 우리 궁합이
Like rice cakes, like rice cakes Chemistry, our chemistry 떡꼬치 - Grilled rice cakes (ddeok-kko-chi)
Put on a stick and grilled over a fire, these 떡 can be savory or spicy and are nice and chewy. They are a common street food! Which 떡 meal looks the best to you? Have you tried any?