Tteok is Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice flour (also known as sweet rice or chapssal), by a long process of milling, steaming and slicing. There are hundreds of different kinds of tteok eaten year round for many occasions. In Korea, it is customary to eat tteok guk (tteok soup) on New Year's Day and sweet tteok at weddings and birthdays. It is often considered a celebratory food but is also eaten regularly in savory dishes.
You may find tteok mixed with other common ingredients such as red bean, and sweet red bean paste, Korean mugwort, jujube and other dried fruits, sesame seeds and oil, sugar, and pine nuts. The combinations are endless!
Here at Everfresh we have our own Tteok factory where we make plain sliced rice cakes or in the shape of long chewy logs. We supply many different Asian grocery stores and restaurants with these chewy sticky goodness, and you will often find them in savory soups like tteok guk (rice cake soup) or spicy dishes like ddukbokki (spicy rice cakes).