Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits. The texture is quite soft and sticky. The flavor is sweet, slightly salty and loaded with healthy dried fruit and nuts. The aroma from sesame oil adds a marvellous heavenly sensation as well.
Tteokguk (soup with sliced rice cakes) is a traditional Korean food that is customarily eaten for the New Year. According to Korean age reckoning, the Korean New Year is similar to a birthday for Koreans, and eating tteokguk is part of the birthday celebration. Once you finish eating your tteokguk, you are one year older.