Snacks – A Love Hate Relationship Korean Style


Snacks a love hate relationship the Korean style. The name “Korea” comes from Goryeo, which was the name given to the dynasty established by General Wang Geon in AD 918. Goryeo means “high and clear”. Korea is a historic country in East Asia, since 1945 divided into two distinct sovereign states: North Korea (officially the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”) and South Korea (officially the “Republic of Korea”). South Korea is not only a historic country with cities like Seoul, Busan, Jeju, Gyeongju and Daejeon. Celebrated as a country with robots, fastest internet connection, Gangnam Style song, soccer, electrical machinery. South Korea is also known for its biggest church, cars, cell phones and cuisine. Please comment below to let us know what you think.

Yakgwa is a very traditional Korean cake made mainly from honey, sesame oil, and wheat flour. These taste a bit like donuts, so obviously they’re delicious.

What it tastes like: Glazed donuts.

Are you a fan of Cheetos? Yeah, we thought so. Azuki Bean rice ball snacks are a quintessentially Korean alternative to Cheetos puffs – light, fluffy, and full of crunch, these snacks are full of flavor and are hard to stop eating. Rather than the salty, cheesy flavor of Cheetos, however, these puffs are slightly sweet and have a unique flavor reminiscent of peanut butter. Give these a try you need a snack that will give you a satisfying crunch and a ton of flavor.

You would like these if you like: those peanut butter crunch cookies by Keebler you ate as a kid.

Butter Caramel Pringles… Say whaaat? Inspired by the famous Honey Butter chips that took Korea by storm, these Pringles are a mix of addictive saltiness and delightful sweetness. Exclusively available in South Korea, this can of buttery and crispy goodness is ideal for sharing with your besties, and the pretty pink packaging is definitely a bonus!

I’m happy to introduce my delicious sweet manju pastry recipe to you today.

I researched the origin of this pastry on the internet, some bloggers and Wikipedia say the idea of this pastry originated a long ways back in China, as Chinese dumplings are made with fillings and dough skin. When these dumplings were introduced to Japan, the Japanese modified the dumplings and made them into pastries by adding fillings made with sweet beans. They called this manju.

Eventually manju came to Korea, which is where I learned it. I’m not sure if the taste of my manju is different from the original Japanese manju because I’ve never tasted Japanese manju.

Mi favorito! Some people are weirded out by squid flavored chips but it’s pretty normal in Asia, methinks. I like these better than the next junk food I will mention, simply because this is irresistibly yummy. It smells like squid, so take that how you will! But I won’t be surprised if you find yourself eating one piece after another without a thought of stopping. Go ahead and bite into that crisp, slightly sweet but mostly squid-y shell, until you crunch into the nuts. Just don’t kiss anyone after eating these.

Dubbing itself a “new feeling of soda beverage,” Milkis combines traditional soda elements with a milk flavor. Creamy, sweet and bubbly carbonated drink is the result; it has an additional richness from the milk that is both perplexing and strangely delicious. Sold in several different flavors, the most popular ones being regular milk, strawberry and banana.

“We used to get snack packages, including some of these on Kim Il Sung’s birthday and Kim Jong Il’s birthday,” said a female defector who left Hyeryong in 2011 and who is now attending Sogang University.

She added that the Rakwasaeng Satang, a sweet sugar-coated peanut candy was always in the “birthday packages” from the two leaders, and added that the material used for the candy had certainly gotten better from the time when she used to eat them in North Korea.

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