In cooking class today we made kimbap (see Day 91 – April 24, 2011), which is a common Korean food consisting of rice and an assortment of other ingredients wrapped in seaweed. The kitchen staff diced up ham, crab meat and yellow radish, which we mixed in with the steamed rice and a bit of salt and sesame oil. The kids flattened some of the mix out on their seaweed, added some cheese, and rolled it up. It may not look, or even sound, terribly appealing, but it’s an easy, delicious, healthy snack.
Hoddeok (호떡) is a popular street food sold during the colder months in Korea. Similar to a pancake, hoddeok is made of flour, sugar, water, and yeast. The dough is then filled with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and sesame seeds and fried on a greased griddle. I never really got into hoddeok last winter, but this year I’ve been hooked. Typically, two hoddeok cost ₩1000 (roughly 90 cents Canadian). Cheap and delicious, like so many other foods in Korea.