Place of originKorea
Associated national cuisineKorean cuisine
Korean name
Revised Romanizationgarae-tteok

Garae-tteok (가래떡) is a long, cylindrical tteok (rice cake) made with non-glutinous rice flour.[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] The world record of the longest garaetteok was achieved in Dangjin, South Korea in 2018, with 5,080 metres (16,670 ft).[5]


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][6] The method forms a thick, cylindrical rice cake, around 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) in diameter.[4][6] 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.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b 김, 성윤 (29 January 2014). "떡국떡, 넌 언제부터 삐딱했니". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Longest bar rice cake (Garae-tteok)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  6. ^ a b c 이, 효지. "garae-tteok" 가래떡. Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Academy of Korean Studies. Retrieved 6 May 2017.