Korean Cuisine Desserts

Korean Cuisine Desserts

Korean cuisine has some delicious and mouth-watering desserts that you can indulge in to satisfy your sweet tooth. So, if you have ever wanted to have Korean desserts, here are some of the most famous Korean cuisine desserts.

Songpyeon – Rice Cakes

Rice Cakes

This delicious sweet snack is prepared with rice powder, kabocha squash, matcha tea powder, sesame seeds and dried mung beans. It takes more than 6 hours for preparing this mainly because the rice needs to be soaked for at least 5 hours. Next, this rice cake is hand-shaped and steamed. It is stuffed with different kinds of fillings. Koreans make this dessert at home while celebrating Chuseok or the New Year’s bountiful harvest.



This is a sweet rice dessert made with chestnuts, pine nuts and dried jujubes. It contains many healthy ingredients and can be made in a rice cooker. The traditional recipes required this recipe to be made using a steaming method.


These are tea cookies made from rice flour, rice syrup, sesame seeds, honey and matcha powder. These are traditional cookies made from sesame seeds and sometimes even soyabean flour is added. The natural colors in the cookies come from sesame seeds and the matcha green tea powder provides a green color. 


These are honey pastries made from honey and pastry flour. You also add sesame oil, soju, ginger and pine nuts to this delicacy. This dessert is deeply loved because it is a traditional dessert. It is made into many layers that are deep-fried and soaked in rich ginger and honey syrup. 


This dessert is made from dried persimmon, ginger and cinnamon. Adding ginger to this dish makes it a very great digestive aid and it can be enjoyed during the holiday season.


A sweet rice punch, this dessert is made from milled malt barley and short grain rice. It takes 8 hours for preparation but cooking time is just 15 minutes. This one is a classic drink that is traditionally made at home on famous occasions. It has a unique sweet taste and the rice granules give it a wonderful texture.


This is a fish-shaped bread eaten with sweet red bean. This modern dessert is made with all-purpose flour, egg, milk, and sweet rice flour. The batter is baked in a fish-shaped mold and a sweet red bean filling is added inside. The dough is very crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside giving a burst of sweetness with the red beans. 

Makgeolli Ice-Cream

This dessert is made with Makgeolli, heavy whipping cream and milk. This is an elegant ice-cream that sits somewhere between a sorbet and a creamy ice-cream. It is slightly sweet and has a delicate flavor of Korean rice wine. It can be made without the use of an ice-cream machine.

These are some of the best Korean cuisine desserts that you can enjoy. 

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