Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Seoul Eats Brings Us Rice Cake Competition

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Think of this as the Iron Chef for rice cake. The winner will not only get fame, they will also win 2,000,000 won. You heard me correctly. 2 million won. The Second Place winner will win 1 million won, Third Place 500,000, and fourth 300,000. Not bad huh?


For more Info Check out Seoul Eats here

Tteok (pronounced [t͈ʌk]) (also spelled ddeock, duk, dduk, ddeog, or thuck) is a Korean cake made with glutinous rice flour (also known as sweet rice or chapssal), by steaming. Normal rice flour can be used for some kinds of tteok. There are hundreds of different kinds of tteok eaten year round. In Korea it is customary to eat tteok guk (tteok soup) on New Year's Day and sweet tteok at weddings and on birthdays. It is often considered a celebratory food and can range from rather elaborate versions with nuts and fruits down to the plain-flavored tteok used in home cooking. Some common ingredients for many kinds of tteok are mung bean, red bean, and sweet red bean paste, Korean mugwort, jujube and other dried fruits, sesame seeds and oil, sugar, andpine nuts.

http://encyclopedia.vbxml.net/Ddeok
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If only I was still in the country for this I would so be there.
Here is a Video on how to make Rice cake
http://www.maangchi.com/recipes/gyungdan

My Favourite 송편

http://www.maangchi.com/recipes/songpyeon


http://www.kimchibulgogi.com/sweet-rice-powder-cake-recipe/

These Are really cute
http://mykoreankitchen.com/2007/02/02/strawberry-rice-cakes-for-my-valentine/

2 comments:

Daniel Gray 1 April 2009 at 15:23  

Thanks for the plug. I wish you could participate in it.

Dan

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