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List of Korean desserts

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Hotteok is a variety of filled Korean pancake, and is a popular street food of South Korea.

This is a list of Korean desserts. Korean cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political change. Originating from ancient agricultural and nomadic traditions in southern Manchuria and the Korean peninsula, Korean cuisine has evolved through a complex interaction of the natural environment and different cultural trends.[1]

Korean desserts

Bungeoppang is a pastry prepared using an appliance similar to a waffle iron.


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Yeot covered with nuts (ttangkong yeot). Yeot is made from steamed rice, glutinous rice, glutinous sorghum, corn, sweet potatoes, or mixed grains. The steamed ingredients are lightly fermented and boiled in a large pot called a sot.

Hangwa is a general term for Korean traditional confectionery. Common ingredients in hangwa are grain flour, honey, yeot, sugar, fruit or edible root.


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Tteok being pounded. There are hundreds of different kinds of tteok eaten year round.

Tteok is a class of Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour (also known as sweet rice or chapssal), by steaming.

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Korean desserts

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  1. "Korean Cuisine (한국요리 韓國料理)" (in Korean). Naver / Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  2. "Kinds of Hangwa". Dasik (Pattern pressed cake). Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  3. "Dasik (다식 茶食)" (in Korean). EncyKorea. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  4. Pyojun gugeo daesajeon: dasik
  5. 고물 (in Korean). Nate Korean-English Dictionary. 

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