Title: Korean Food Series (3rd Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2327 
KPC#
C-1798 
MICHEL#
2354 
StanGib#
2705 
Scott#
2126d 
Date of Issue
06/13/2003 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Yugwa
(Also called Gangjeong) 
Designer
Kim, Hyun 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
In the third bundle of the Korean Food Series, traditional Korean confectionery is introduced. Traditional Korean cookies and sweets, called Hangwa or Gwajul in Korean, are made by mixing grain flour with honey, yeot (sweet wheat gluten) and sugar, which are then kneaded and pan-fried. They may also be marinated in honey with fruits, seeds and plant roots, simmered, and then hardened.

Yugwa
Also called "Gangjeong", the crispy Yugwa crumbles and melts in the mouth. This sweet Korean confectionery is made of glutinous rice flour (sweet rice), mixed with alcohol. The batter is kneaded, steamed, then dried. The dried batter is fried alternately on low and hot heat and coated with honey. Dongguksesigi, a book on traditional Korean customs, records that the five-colored "Gangjeong" is an indispensible dish to serve guests on lunar New Year's day.