This Korean sweet is also known as ppopgi.
On September 17, 2021, the South Korean series The Squid Game (Squid Game in English) premiered on Netflix, becoming the favorite of millions of people around the world and a real success in streaming.
What has attracted the most attention to fans of the series is the cookie in the shape of a triangle, circle, star or umbrella, which made its appearance in the second survival game of The Squid Game.
Remember that in the second episode, each of the players must break a cookie without destroying the figure in the center to win and thus move on to the next stage. Failure to do so, players are shot in the head.
What not many know is that the cookie in The Squid Game is called dalgona, which comes from the Korean word ‘dalguna’ (sweet in Spanish). It is also known as ppopgi, which means ‘pick’ or ‘select’, referring to child’s play.
This traditional sweet was very popular in the 60s and 70s. At that time, it was sold by Korean street vendors, mainly in schools, to challenge children not to break the central figure.
Today, dalgona candy continues to be sold in South Korea as a retro candy. Thanks to The Squid Game, it has become quite a ‘boom’ in social networks. If you are not in the Asian country and want to try it at home, then try this recipe.
1 1/2 tsp. or 20 gr of white or brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
Stainless steel ladle
– Heat the pan on the stove over medium heat.
– Add the sugar and stir with the ladle until it melts.
– Be careful not to burn the sugar. Stir constantly and control the fire.
– When the caramel is light in color and without lumps, add the baking soda and mix.
– Pour a little of the caramel on a non-stick tray.
– Place the skewer stick.
– Press the paddle with a flat surface utensil to form a thin disk.
WHERE TO SEE THE SQUID GAME?
All those interested who want to see the first season of the series can do so through the Netflix streaming platform, being the sole distributor of the production.
It is available for download and you can place it in the genres Korea, TV thrillers, TV dramas or suspense. Each episode lasts between 30 to 60 minutes. It has nine episodes.
WHEN IS THE SECOND SEASON OF THE SQUID GAME RELEASED?
Although it has not yet been confirmed, Netflix is expected to announce the premiere of a second part of the series. Let’s remember in the final chapter, the protagonist Geong Gi-hun does not get on the plane to travel to the United States after winning the money, so it is likely that he will seek revenge or decide to enter the sadistic game again.
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