The defining characteristic of a noodle is that it’s long. Koreans alike serve noodles at birthdays and weddings for their symbolism – a kind of prayer for longevity in life or marriage. Long, too, is the history of noodles, arising in China 4,000 years ago to eventually spread around the globe.
Hotteok is a popular Korean street snack. The moment you bite into this pancake, the hot cinnamon syrup will ooze into your mouth. Chewy dough with the fried crispness on the outside and the sweet sugar syrup with bits of nuttiness makes it one of my favorite Korean snack/dessert since childhood days.