Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits. The texture is quite soft and sticky. The flavor is sweet, slightly salty and loaded with healthy dried fruit and nuts. The aroma from sesame oil adds a marvellous heavenly sensation as well.


Sweet rice (dry) 3cups (1cup = 200ml), Chestnut 10 pieces, Dates 10 pieces, Raisin, Cinnamon power, Brown sugar 1/2 cup, Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon, Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon, Corn syrup 2 Tablespoon


  1. Wash sweet rice and put it in water for awhile.
  2. Take seeds out of dates and roll them up.
  3. Put the date seeds and flash that came with the seeds in a pot with water and boil it.
    If the water color changes after a while, melt cinnamon and sugar in it.
  4. Drain sweet rice and put it in a rice cooker mixing with soy sauce, sesame oil, and corn syrup. Use the date seed water to cook rice. Just put enough to barely cover the ingredient. (don’t cover it completely)
  5. Mix in chest nuts and dates. Do not put raisins yet. If you put raisins now they burn and make everything bitter.
  6. Start the rice cook in the regular mode.
  7. When finished, empty the sweet rice into a big bowl with raisins and mix it gently.
    If you mix violently chest nuts get crushed.
  8. Get a shaped container lined with sesame oil lightly.
    Put the Yak Sik in the container and cool.
  9. Serve it on a plate with date garnish.