Have you ever had mochi? Korean style mochi is called, chapssalddeok. Chapssalddeok is a popular snack in Korea. Chap-sal means sticky rice, and ddeok means rice cake. This is a semi sweet treat made from Korean red beans, also known as Adzuki beans, wrapped up in a chewy rice dough.
Ddeok is a class of Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice or short grain rice.
They rice is pounded down into a glutinous chewy consistency. In the olden days this was all done by hand with large wooden mallets. These days of course it is done with ground rice flour in a factory or ddeok-jip, which literally means rice cake house.
There was a ddeok-jip in my neighborhood when I was growing up.
When I would walk by the shop the fresh deokk would smell SOOoo Good.
Often I would have to stop in and by a piece, then I would eat it while I was waiting for the bus.
Enjoy this easy mochi recipe and let me know how it turns out~