The many regional flavors of songpyeon, a Korean holiday dessert
Chuseok is a time for enjoying many different traditional foods in Korea. Among them, one of the must-have sweet treats is songpyeon.
Songpyeon is a Korean traditional rice cake, or tteok, with filling that varies from region to region.
Vibrant five-colored songpyeon of Seoul
Seoul-style songpyeon are colorful and small, while most of the images of songpyeon that people know well are osaek songpyeon.
Osaek, or five-colored, songpyeon is traditionally dyed with natural colorants including omija, gardenia and mugwort. These small songpyeon are half-moon shaped and stuffed with sweet filling such as sesame seeds and sugar.