Yakbop - Sweet Rice Cake - 약밥  

Yak-bop
Sweet Rice Cake
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Yakbop, also known as yaksik, is a traditional Korean rice dish made from steamed glutinous rice mixed with assortments of nuts, honey and lastly, soy sauce to colorize the rice. Yakbap literally translates to "medicinal rice" in Korean and it's a very popular snack enjoyed by all ages for its delicious and nutritious benefits. Soft boiled chestnuts, pine nuts, and seedless jujubes are added to the rice mix then put into desired shapes and left to cool before eating. It is traditionally eaten during the Lunar New Year but also commonly found at Korean weddings.

Yakbop can be easily made at home but also readily available to purchase at local Korean grocery stores or supermarkets.

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