Hodduk, also know as the Korean winter pancake, is a pan-fried dough filled with crushed peanuts, sugar & cinnamon. According to Wikipedia, it originates from Chinese merchants who immigrated to Korea after the late 19th century.

When I arrived in Seoul last Feb, I met Nisha for the first time. We had landed much earlier than the remaining Hot Cities members and embarked on a city tour. Nisha kept talking about how much she wanted to try Hodduk. In no time, we found a lineup of shops & stands selling exactly that – fresh & made before your eyes.

The first bite was hot, but that melted sweetness kept oozing out – I was left wanting more. Street food couldn’t taste any better.

Here’s how you can make it at home

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Hi! I'm Najoud

A Saudi national with Syrian & Palestinian origins. I’ve spent my life continuously moving countries exploring new cultures, new flavors, & new perspectives on life. Here's my story

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