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Ddeok (DUCK) and Chuseok (CHOO-SUCK)

Ddeok – Korean rice cake

This particular ddeok (celebrating Chuseok) is filled with a sweet sesame concoction. The outside is compressed rice, very gelatinous. They are traditionally made with lots of spit.

As we were climbing Taebek-san we met a family of Koreans at one of the peaks. The daughter spoke English very well. She has studied in Boston AND her English nickname is Kate! We had a nice little chat and her mother gave us their bag of Chuseok Ddeok! They were the least thought ddeok I had tasted . . . so probably more pit in this one than the ones we had at school! :D

Bellow is a little video on the top of Taebek-san, Chad is describing the ddeok.

I hope all is well with YOU!



1 Michael Levy { 09.28.08 at 4:35 am }

That was a fun day.

Great video! Love the explanation of dduk, spurred on by the camera-woman ;)

2 Marty { 09.28.08 at 10:06 am }

Mmmm. Spit. Rice balls sound yummy. Chew suck duck. I’m glad you’re getting your workout in.

3 Kate Korroch { 09.28.08 at 8:29 pm }

Poor guy is always spurred on by the camera-woman!

yeah marty, we have enforced gym time two times every week. :)

4 Chad { 09.29.08 at 5:17 am }

She has enforced gym time twice a week…

5 Kate Korroch { 09.29.08 at 6:15 am }