After our SCBWI author dinner, a couple of us decided to take a stroll through Insadong. We spotted these guys making kkultarae and reciting the process in Japanese! We asked them if they could recite it in English.
“Of course!” they said.
These guys were quite the showman and we laughed so hard at their ‘wows!’
Kkultarae is also known as Korean court cake, which is made from stretched honey. To keep the strands from sticking together, they’re dipped in cornstarch. Nuts fill the inside for extra flavor. When it’s finished, there are 16,000 strands of honey!
Here’s a video of how they make this sweet traditional cake that used to be researved for the king and his court. (Okay so I’m new to Movie Maker)
And here’s me tasting it:
What’s an unusal treat that you really love? And you can’t say Twizzlers because then I’ll start craving them again.