Beans: Who Know They Could Be So Sweet?

By Kalina Ewing

Beans are a staple of the human diet around the world. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The red bean or pat (팥) is very popular in Korean cuisine and not to be confused with the red kidney bean, which is almost twice the size. Because of its naturally subtle sweet flavor, it is used in many treats and desserts in Korea. Here are a few of the popular treats:

  • Chapssaltteok (찹쌀떡) - Red bean-filled rice cakes
  •  Patbingsu (팥빙수) - Shaved ice with sweet red beans
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  • Bungeo-ppang (붕어빵) - Sweet bean-filled carp pastry
  • Dan Patjuk (단팥죽) - Sweet red bean soup
  • Dan Patbbang (단팥빵) - Sweet red bean doughnuts

Have you tried any of these delicious foods?
If so what one was your favorite?
If you haven’t, which are you looking forward to trying?

Comment below and let us know!

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