Sanne: A couple of years ago, dalgona coffee was huge, but only a few people knew about the candy that the coffee got its name from. Then Squid Game came, and dalgona finally got its big global breakthrough. Though if you have been living under a rock, and haven’t watched Squid Game, here’s the lowdown. Dalgona is a type of Korean candy, usually bought from street vendors, and if you are in Seoul, you havde most likely seen the small stalls selling the brittle, golden-beige lollipops. Dalgona tastes like honeycomb candy, and the ingredients are almost similar.
My dalgona candy is a bit thicker (and a lot uglier) than most other dalgona out there. I got some really big bubbles from the baking soda, so the surface of my dalgona is not very smooth, but more crater-like and I think this might be because I did not stir the soda-sugar mixture enough before transferring to the cookie sheet.
Here is the Dalgona recipe, and in the video below, I have included a clip from a dalgona shop in Seoul, so you can see what it is supposed to look like, when made by a pro:)