For Koreans who are serious about desserts, you can see many kinds of desserts as soon as you enter a cafe. There are also many foreign desserts such as macaroons, bread, and cookies.
Recently, a traditional Korean dessert "Gaesungjuak" has been gaining huge popularity. It refers to snacks that the people of Gaesung, the capital of Goryeo, enjoyed at banquets during the Goryeo Dynasty.
The snacks are small and round-shaped, and are made by kneading glutinous rice powder, flour, and makgeolli, and then they are fried in oil. These days whipped cream, chocolate, or fruits are placed on top of the completed Gaesungjuak, which is popular not only for adults but also for children.
They cost 4,000 won each, but in reality, they are so popular that it is difficult to buy them; some people go to the store early in the morning in order to buy them.
Why don't you fall into the charm of Gaesungjuak, which is light and contains our country's history, amid the prevalence of desserts from various countries?
L.L.F reporter Eun-su Kang