Wednesday, October 12, 2011
What is the difference between 'Ddeok' and 'Nian Gao'? 'Ddeok' is of Korean origin and 'Nian Gao' is chinese(Shanghainese). The only similarity is that they are both Rice Cake, the shapes might defer but the texture of the cake is the same - bland and chewy. You might be surprised to hear that ddeokbokki (Korean) originated from the royal palace in the Chosun dynasty. At that time they used soya sauce instead of gochujang paste, and the King had this Gungjung Ddeokbokki on New Year's day. Gungjung means “palace” in English. The chinese too serve this 'Nian Gao' on New Year's day, is this coincidental or what?????.
To continue to read and the recipe is HERE