Chuseok, Korea’s most important holiday, is right around the corner and people are getting ready to celebrate with their families and honoring their ancestors. For me, it’s especially interesting since it’s my first Chuseok in South Korea and I will be able to celebrate it with Jeongsu and his family! To get into the right mood, Jeongsu and I decided to make one of the many traditional Korean snacks for the festival: Songpyeon!
What is Songpyeon?
Songpyeon (송편) are half-moon-shaped rice cakes that contain different kinds of sweet fillings. I ordered a songpyeon mix from Gmarket, Korea’s most popular online shop, for only $5. Order it here.
How to Make Songpyeon?
With the instant mix from Gmarket, you can easily make the traditional Korean snack at home!
- Mix the white rice powder with water and make the dough,
- Mix the filling paste with water,
- Form small plates of rice dough, put a teaspoon of filling in the middle and fold the rice cakes halfway,
- Steam over low heat for 15 minutes.