Rice cakes are a big part of many Asian cultures. In Korea, the most important of these cakes is the dduk. Alternatively spelled tteok, ddeock, or duk, these cakes are made out of chapssal, a form of glutinous rice flour. The final product is a thick, chewy cake with a sweet and satisfying taste that is widely enjoyed both within Korea and abroad.
To the Koreans, dduk is important as a food used to celebrate special occasions. They will eat it throughout the year in hundreds of different forms. The New Year is celebrated by eating dduk soup. Sweet dduk confectioneries are eaten on weddings and birthdays. Sometimes, dduk will be made with nuts, fruits, or sweet red bean paste, or crafted into festive shapes and colors. At our Lynnwood Korean barbecue, you can partake of this Korean classic in the form of our dduk soups, including regular Dduk Gook and Dduk Man-doo Gook (Korean Dumpling Soup). Come and try it out for yourself at Arirang Korean BBQ today!