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Korea Traditional dessert

A soft yet crispy traditional Korean snack, Hangwa

Is there a traditional dessert in Korea, too? 

In fact, it is difficult to separate parts and classify them as desert as Western dishes because Korean dishes are evenly served.

 traditional Korean snack
traditional Korean snack

One of the most popular Korean desserts of all time is Hangwa(Korean traditional sweets and cookies). There are various Hangwa depending on how you make them or the materials you use.

yugwa , Deep-fried Sweet Rice Cake

This is a typical food that is mixed with bean water and wine in glutinous rice flour and boiled it by pushing it thinly and then splashing it in oil to coat it with rice powder.

yugwa , Deep-fried Sweet Rice Cake
yugwa , Deep-fried Sweet Rice Cake

Yakgwa, Honey Cookie

It is a food made with sesame oil and honey in flour. In our country, it is a dish that is not excluded from the ritual. It’s a bit sticky and stiff, but if you keep chewing, it’s a strange snack that gives you a sweet taste.

 Yakgwa, Honey Cookie
Yakgwa, Honey Cookie

Junggwa, fruits preserved in honey

It is a hangwa that is cooked with honey in the fruit or fruit of a plant. we enjoyed it because it has the advantage of keeping it for a long time.

 Junggwa, fruits preserved in honey
Junggwa, fruits preserved in honey

Dasik, Tea Confectionery

It is a cookie that has been printed on honey-cake board by mixing rice powder, sesame powder, chestnut powder and pine mushroom powder with honey, and has a distinctive crumbing texture.
When you eat with tea, it naturally blends in to give you a unique flavor.

 Dasik, Tea Confectionery
Dasik, Tea Confectionery

Traditional drink

Eumcheong-ryu is the generic term for non-drinking symbolic drinks. 


There are fruit saladsweet rice drinkperimmon punchtea and fruit tea

Although there have been symbolic beverages since the Three Kingdoms Period, it is no exaggeration to say that it was the Joseon Dynasty that developed variously. 


Here are three representative types.

persimmon punch

 persimmon punch
persimmon punch

Persimmon punch is a drink with dried persimmon or pine nuts in ginger and cinnamon water. At least this is what we’re seeing now. In the Joseon Dynasty, it was said that all plum blossoms, yuja, sansa, dangguksa, and plum powder with honey or pine nuts was called persimmon punch

Sweet rice drink

 Sweet rice drink
Sweet rice drink

Sweet rice drink is made by steaming glutinous rice with gyler, then scooping rice balls by rinsing them in cold water, then cooling them down, and then floating rice grains. It helps digestion, so we ate rice cake or meat. It is said to be the best drink enjoyed by the general public.

Fruitsalad

 Fruitsalad
Fruitsalad

Fruit salad is a drink that floating fruits and petals together in Omija broth, honey water, and juice.

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