Photo of the Day: Penguin Tteok


As I mentioned before, I took a trip to Seoul last week to attend the 7th Annual Tteok Fair, a two-day event dedicated to the beloved Korean rice cake. Although I plan on writing more complete posts about the fair, I didn't want these nubbly penguin tteok from the rice cake making competition to get lost in the shuffle. Out of the hundreds of tteok creations I saw fashioned into flowers, tiered cakes, and other non-traditional shapes, I'm pretty sure these was the only ones shaped like penguins. They may not be elegant creations, but as a lover of all things that make me go, "Awww," these hold a special place in my heart.