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by , 29th September 2012 at 08:30 AM (1446 Views)
Chusuk/Choosuk holidays start from today. It's a holiday of which meaning is nearly equal to the Thanksgiving in US.

The actual Chusuk day is tomorrow, but our family chose to make some rice cakes called songpyeon and kyungdan today.


Songpyeon that our family made.
(White ones have plain dough, yellow ones have pumpkin in the dough, green ones have green tea powder. Purple ones had water earned by boiling black rice.)

Songpyeon has sweet filling inside them, composed of mostly grounded sesame and grounded beans.

Yes, they don't look very appealing. Frankly the ones we made aren't really pretty in shape. The rice used for the dough had not been soaked in water enough, so the dough was too rough. Hence we couldn't shape it so that it'd have smooth surfaces.

The ideal songpyeon (the shape represents half moon) would look like this xD


Inside they have the filling:


Some people make the songpyeon resemble flowers (...they look more like pumpkins imo):



Songpyeon is the traditional food eaten at Chusuk/Choosuk, but I suggested making kyungdan too. After all, they are easier to make. The dough just needs to be shaped into small, round spheres.



...because they are basically round shaped rice cakes with no fillings in them. Just a slight layer of coating. (Sesame, kidney bean powder, and grounded sponge cake were used.)

Thought I'd share some good food with people here. Have fun laughing at how terrible the songpyeon I made are looking at the pics! :P
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  1. Ebail's Avatar
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    It looks mighty tasty to me. Have a good holiday.
  2. 捷克羅姆's Avatar
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    Those do look good. You can enjoy those while watching the full moon tomorrow. Enjoy your long weekend~
  3. Robo-Floatzel's Avatar
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    Just looking at these pictures is making me hungry.
  4. Yato's Avatar
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    You must have had fun making those rice cakes with your family :) Looks tasty
  5. Setra's Avatar
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    They look very yummy!
  6. Mintaka's Avatar
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    @Dark Blueberry; yeah, it was nice making food with family, even if I wasn't good at it XD
  7. Oswin's Avatar
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    I'll sell you my soul for some of those songpyeon?
  8. Mintaka's Avatar
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    @PkmnGreen; ...sure >:3
    ...what use would I have for your soul though XD
  9. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
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    Happy Thanksgiving. :I
  10. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    They look more like fruit somehow.
  11. Mintaka's Avatar
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    @Mijzelffan; yeah, it's more of what they symbolize than what they actually look like xD

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