I first tried hoddeok within the first week or two of arriving in Korea. I was determined to make it myself in my small kitchen. I discovered Maangchi’s wonderful website and found a hoddeok recipe (www.maangchi.com/recipe/hoddeok).
These fried up dough balls filled with sugar are so delicious. The aroma from the street stand can be ‘sniffed’ out very easily. If a scent of sweetness ever approaches, walk in the right direction and you will be greeted by a lovely street vendor happy to serve you this 500 won (like 50 cents Canadian) treat. Because cakes and cookies here are actually not good, my sweet tooth demands I turn to hoddeok and rice cakes… or anything filled with a sweet red bean paste.
My weekend… was filled with running and eating. I can’t complain.
Now lets compare hoddeok…
Mine did not taste as greasy as the street vendors usually do. But I was ultimately very satisfied with how mine turned out!
Wish you were here to try the leftovers… ahem, I mean walk to a street vendor to get more!
Love Anna xoox