Type Tteok
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Rice flour, sugar, salt
Cookbook: Baekseolgi  Media: Baekseolgi

Baekseolgi (백설기) is a kind of rice cake (tteok) made of rice flour dough.[1] It is originated in Korea and a prime part of Korean culture. A Baekseolgi contains rice flour, sugar, and salt. It is usually eaten on the special occasions among Korean people, such as the 100th day of an infant after birth.[2] The cakes are colored white, a colour that symbolizes purity and holiness. Because of the special occasions they are eaten, the cakes are never shared with neighbors or friends, but only with family members.

See also


  1. An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words. Seoul: Hakgojae Publishing Co. 2002. p. 75. ISBN 978-89-8584-698-1.
  2. (in English) Samch'il-Il, lifeinkorea. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
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