Dah Won Rice Cake
Dah Won isn’t the most inviting place to browse: it looks more like a storage space than a showcase for tteok (the Korean word for rice cake). But the rather shy owner will come out of his shell to explain his array of rainbow-colored, chewy-soft treats. They aren't necessarily meant for dessert: the example pictured at bottom, for instance, is straight-up savory, made from brown-rice flour, red beans, black beans and chickpeas, as well as jujubes that add the barest hint of sweetness (dried figs, apples and almonds do the same for the variety at the top, based on black rice). Some tteok are soft as jelly, others more cake-like, but all are intriguing.
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