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5 Uniquely Korean Desserts

5 Uniquely Korean Desserts
When you think of Korean food, your mind probably immediately conjures up images of Korean BBQ, kimchi or spicy red chilli sauce. While Korea is certainly famous for its spicy savoury foods, there are also a delicious range of uniquely Korean sweet treats that are definitely worth a try. 

Ice Cream Filled Waffles
Yep, this is as simple and delicious as it sounds. Freshly cooked waffles filled with a couple of scoops of ice cream and topped with some chocolate sauce and sprinkles makes for a convenient, sandwich-like dessert. For an even more fuss-free, portable dessert, swap out the ice cream for whipped cream. 

Sweet Pancake
Hotteok is a sweet dough pancake filled with brown sugar, fried in a thin layer of oil and eaten either plain, or filled with your choice of seeds and nuts. Crunchy and sweet, these pancakes make a delicious afternoon treat.

Goldfish Bread
Bungeoppang, or goldfish bread is a warm, fish shaped bread with a sweet red bean filling. The effect is crispy, fluffy and satisfying. There is also a popular variation of this which involves filling the fish's mouth with ice cream.
Shaved Ice with Red Beans and Fruit

Patbingsu is one of the most iconic Korean desserts. It consists of sweetened red beans, shaved ice and chopped fruits with condensed milk poured over the top. The end result is a sweet and refreshing bowl of yumminess. The bowl is also often topped with whipped cream or ice cream. 

Sweet Red Bean Soup 
Clearly, red beans are a popular element of Korean desserts, and this soup uses them as the main ingredient. The Danpatjuk dish consists of a red bean soup flavoured with sugar and cinnamon, with sweet rice balls mixed into the soup.

These delicious desserts are the perfect way to finish off an authentic Korean meal. To make your own Korean dishes at home, make sure you grab one of our Korean Spice Pastes or Marinades. Check out our range here


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