Yumilgwa

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Yumilgwa
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Alternative names Yugwa
Type Hangwa
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Grain flour, honey
Cookbook:Yumilgwa  Yumilgwa
Yumilgwa
Hangul 유과 or 유밀과
Hanja 油菓 or 油蜜果
Revised Romanization yugwa or yumilgwa
McCune–Reischauer yukwa or yumilkwa

Yugwa or yumilgwa is a variety of hangwa, or Korean traditional confectionery, made by deep-frying a mixture of grain flour and honey. The name is now commonly shortened to yugwa, but the original name is yumilgwa after the cooking procedure: frying and baking. It is generally divided into two categories: yakgwa (약과) and gangjeong (강정).

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  • Yakgwa (약과), fried sweet dessert made from a pressed mixture of kneaded wheat flour, sesame oil, and honey. The name comes from the fact that it is made with honey; yak refers to honey in Korean just like yaksik (a type of tteok, rice cake), and yakju (rice wine).[1]
  • Gangjeong (강정), fried dessert made from dried dough of rice flour.[2]

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