Type Tteok
Place of origin Korea
Associated national cuisine Korean cuisine
Cookbook: Garae-tteok  Media: Garae-tteok
Korean name
Hangul 가래떡
Revised Romanization garae-tteok
McCune–Reischauer karae-ttŏk
IPA [ka.ɾɛ.t͈ʌk̚]

Garae-tteok (가래떡) is a long, cylindrical tteok (rice cake) made with non-glutinous rice.[1][2] Grilled garae-tteok is sometimes sold as street food.[3] Thinly (and usually diagonally) sliced garae-tteok is used for making tteokguk (rice cake soup), a traditional dish eaten during the celebration of the Korean New Year.[4]


It is traditionally made by steaming non-glutinous rice flour in siru (steamer), pounding it and rolling it between the palms and the table or rolling it between the palms.[1][5] The method forms a thick, cylindrical rice cake, around 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) in diameter.[4][5] Hand-rolled garae-tteok is not uniform in size and has variations of thickness along its length.

Modern garae-tteok is usually made by extruding the steamed rice flour with garae-tteok machines.[5]

See also


  1. 1 2 "garae-tteok" 가래떡. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. Sifton, Sam (8 June 2016). "The Best Brownies Recipe and Other Matters". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  3. Kraig, Bruce; Sen, Colleen Taylor, eds. (2013). Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 319. ISBN 978-1-59884-954-7.
  4. 1 2 김, 성윤 (29 January 2014). "떡국떡, 넌 언제부터 삐딱했니". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  5. 1 2 3 이, 효지. "garae-tteok" 가래떡. Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Academy of Korean Studies. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
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