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Any place to find tteok (Korean sweet rice cakes) in the Bay?

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SouthToTheLeft Dec 29, 2012 08:35 PM

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a place to find tteok (Korean sweet rice cakes) to serve on New Years' Day. Any ideas where they might be available in the Bay Area?

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    noodlelife Dec 29, 2012 10:17 PM

    Are you looking for the kind to make the traditional new year's day soup (tteokguk) with - the sliced oval discs ala

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tteokguk

    or are you looking for the types of rice cakes you wanna eat with some coffee or food? Most Korean markets worth their weight will have a variety of tteok delivered daily- Koreana Plaza in Oakland, for example gets theirs delivered from a few vendors in Santa Clara each day and so far from all that I've tasted they are good. In fact, my favorite is the yakbap

    http://www.youfedababychili.com/2010/...

    and we used one of those Santa Clara vendors (forget which one now) to order a bunch for our wedding day. Try checking out the Korean market closest to you as they should have a good variety of fresh tteok!

    1. fallinghawks Dec 30, 2012 07:02 PM

      There's a place in Hayward called JR Rice Cake Bakery. I don't know if they have what you're looking for, though.

      22458 Mission Boulevard Hayward, CA 94541‎
      (510) 888-1534

      https://plus.google.com/1026836120348...

      There's also a large Korean grocery in Daly City you might try
      Kukje Market
      2350 Junipero Serra Boulevard
      Daly City, CA 94015
      (650) 992-0333

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        shanghaikid Dec 30, 2012 08:41 PM

        any korean market will have them.
        JR rice bakery (hayward) makes it daily on the premises.
        (near A st & mission blvd)

        stick kind can be used for cooking.
        oval ones in pink, grey, and white have red bean paste in them, resembles mochi, can be eaten like confection pastry.. (20 pieces about 4.5)

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          Radical347 Jan 2, 2013 10:34 AM

          I know it's after New Year's Day, but there's also:

          EWHA Dang
          1076 Kiely Blvd
          Santa Clara, CA 95051

          Yewon
          1591 Pomeroy Ave
          Santa Clara, CA 95051

          Seoul Rice Bakery
          3412 El Camino Real
          Santa Clara, CA 95051

          Kung Sil Rice Bakery
          2725 El Camino Real
          Santa Clara, CA 95051

          JR in Hayward and EWHA Dang you have to get at the bakeries themselves, but are very good. Seoul, and Kung Sil products you can get at any Korean grocery store in the Bay Area. Yewon I think you can also get at the stores in the South Bay, but the bakery has a few additional products.

          Most of these places make Korean rice cakes of all shapes & colors & ingredients.

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