edible cups & bowls for traditional Korean desserts
Project by: SUP (Seoul Utopia Project)- Jiwon Choi and Alice Jung
“Yeot” is a traditional Korean confection made with various kinds of grains without any artificial additives, which are normally served as a stick form. It is rich in its natural flavor and has been enjoyed as a traditional dessert for centuries. Today, Yeot has been referred as “Grandma’s favorite candy” and found mostly in tourist attractions in Korea. The process of making Yeot is relatively slow yet intricate; including cooking rice, fermenting rice for hours, boiling rice water for hours, and then turning it into a solid form.
The objective was to make Yeot into a playful and enjoyable form that almost glorifies its beautiful process. Yeot takes a shape to be served in a completely new way: It has transformed into petite-sized bowls and plates to serve various kinds of Korean traditional desserts in the sweetest way. The project belongs to SUP (Seoul Utopia Project).
White Yeot: giner and rice/ Brown Yeot: barley