Tteok Museum

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Tteok Museum
Korean name
Hangul 떡박물관
Hanja -博物館
Revised Romanization Tteok bangmulgwan
McCune–Reischauer Ttŏk pangmulgwan
Established December 2002
Location 164-2 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Director Yoon Sookja

Tteok Museum is a museum located in Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Founded by Yoon Sookja, the chief director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food (한국전통음식연구소), it opened in December, 2002.[1] The museum specializes in Korean cutlery with approximately 2,000 old Korean kitchen utensils from ancient maetdol (맷돌, grinding stones) to early 20th century kitchenwares on display[2] and exhibits 50 of Korea's nearly 200 types of tteok (Korean rice cake).[3]

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  1. ^ Park Gumi (2005). ""Tradition, not old fashion but competitiveness ("전통, 낡은 것 아니라 경쟁력이다")" (in Korean). 
  2. ^ English tour Korea Archived 2007-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kim Hee-sung (2007-03-24). "Would tteok, or rice cake, by any other name taste as sweet?". The Korean Overseas Information Service. 

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Coordinates: 37°34′30″N 126°59′26″E / 37.5749°N 126.9906°E / 37.5749; 126.9906