Koo’s Sweet Rice Pancake Ho-tteok Cart – Delicious Ho Dduk (Korean Sweet Pancake) in Koreatown

This is a very short post on a cart that only serves one thing, which is a Korean sweet pancake that is called ho dduk.  The cart is located outside of the California Supermarket on Beverly between Western and Normandy.  It’s a tiny cart that has a Latino woman making the ho dduk.  I think this used to be at the other location of California Supermarket, but luckily I checked online for the address before I went there otherwise I would’ve gone to the old location.

Korean Sweet Pancake (Ho Dduk):

This is a pancake that is made up of wheat flour, tapioca starch, corn flour and rice flour.  The pancake is filled with a mixture that is made up of brown sugar and cinnamon (traditionally I believe it’s supposed to have chopped peanuts in it as well, but I don’t think it has any here).  The pancake is cooked on a griddle with some oil.  The outside is hot and a bit crispy, but the inside is gooey.  It’s got a great sweet cinnamon-y flavor.  I really like ho dduk, so this was great for me.  The one thing is that I’m not sure they cook them fresh to order anymore.  The lady gave me one that I believe had just been made as it was very hot and fresh tasting, but I saw a lot of pre-cooked ones.  Many years ago when I first started going here they used to cook them fresh to order and they are obviously best when cooked freshly.  8.5/10

Overall, this place is very satisfying for me.  I definitely think it’s worth checking out.

4317 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

2 replies
    • Lau
      Lau says:

      hey – i haven’t seen one yet although i haven’t really been looking for them, they make them at woorijip in manhattan, but they’re obviously not fresh and i haven’t tried them there only seen them. It’s possible there could be a cart at one of the Korean super markets in Flushing, but I haven’t actively looked for them. Next time I go the markets in Flushing, I’ll keep an eye out for them and post back if i find one

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