Some call it dalgona. Some argue it’s bbopgi. Whatever it may be called, this remains the same: most Koreans at least once in their childhood had this sweet snack.
Dalgona, or bbopgi, is a Korean sweet candy made out of sugar and baking soda. It’s cheap and easy to make, hence it’s a popular street snack for many Korean children (even adults!).
Let’s make it!
What all do you need to make this?
Yes, this is it.
- Sugar (white or brown; doesn’t matter)
- Baking soda (you only need a pinch of it)
- A spoon
- A chopstick (wooden, preferably, so heat doesn’t get conveyed to your hands)
- A ladle (metal)
- A plate
- ..and a stove (something that provides heat)
Step 1: Using the spoon, place sugar on the ladle.
Not too much though, since after applying baking soda, it will expand.
Step 2: Place the ladle on top of fire, and stir until the sugar melts completely.
Be careful not to let the sugary liquid fall out of the ladle!
Step 3: Add baking soda and stir for a while.
If you add too much baking soda, your dalgona may become bitter.
Step 4: Pour the melted dalgona on a plate.
Put sugar on the plate. That way when the dalgona has hardened, it’s easier to remove it off the plate.
Step 5: Have a delicious bite 🙂
Wait till it hardens, then take a bite!
Dalgonas that are for sale usually look like the one above. Round, light brown, and with a shape “stamped” inside. If you can eat or cut the dalgona in a careful manner and manage to leave that shape safe and sound, you can get another one for free!
Don’t have too much a day though 😦
I know it’s delicious and addictive, but at the end of the day dalgona is basically scoops of sugar and a pinch of baking soda. NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH IF YOU EAT TO MUCH OF IT!! Limit yourself to maybe one or two 🙂
Hey you, be the chef; Make your family and friends some Dalgona!
Post by: @sminp816