Golden Piece Yakgwa | Korean Traditional Dessert Cafe in Hannam

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Yuting Chou
17 days ago

Yakgwa is a sweet traditional Korean pastry made with wheat flour, honey, sesame oil, and rice wine that has been highly valued since the Goryeo period. It was used as premium desserts for banquets and ancestral rites and were given as gifts to high-level officials.

Yakgwa is still a popular dessert to enjoy today! One of the most popular places to get premium Yakgwa is Golden Piece, where you can buy Yakgwa gift sets! They have elegant packaging, which makes it a perfect gift to share with your loved ones. 

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Benefits: 10% Off Entire Purchase

Hours: Every Day 12:00-18:00
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June)

Address: 서울특별시 용산구 한남대로27길 25
25, Hannam-daero 27-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Things to Keep in Mind

Both Sticky Rice Yakgwa and Gaesong Yakgwa can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Please store them away from direct sunlight in a cool place. If you prefer, you can also store them in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.

Sticky Rice Medicine has a more chewy texture when consumed cool after refrigeration.

To maintain the crispy texture of Gaesong Yakgwa, we recommend storing it in the freezer.

For the best taste, it is recommended to consume Gaesong Juak on the day of purchase. It is the most delicious on the day of production.

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Traditional Korean Glutinous Rice Donuts, Gaesong Jooak Set (6 pieces)

Gaesong Jooak: 2 Moonflower, 2 Black Sesame, 2 Sweet Potato

23,000 KRW

Deer Yakgwa Set (13 pieces)

1 Sesame, 1 Black Sesame, 3 Deer (Cacao & Cinnamon), 2 Vanilla, 2 Mugwort, 2 Earl Grey, 2 Coffee

56,000 KRW
Rabbit Yakgwa Set (13 pieces)

1 Sesame, 1 Black Sesame, 3 Rabbit (Cacao & Cinnamon), 2 Vanilla, 2 Green Tea, 2 Lemon Yogurt, 2 Hazelnut Chocolate

56,000 KRW

Azure Dragon Yakgwa Set (12 pieces)

2 Sesame, 2 Black Sesame, 2 Vanilla, 2 Mugwort, 2 Coffee, 2 Four-leaf Clover Shaped Yakgwa

56,000 KRW

Our Visit

Golden Piece is a specialty store that focuses on selling Yakgwa, a traditional Korean dessert. Located in Hannam-dong, it is a relatively new establishment that opened its doors in May 2023. 

Despite being a recent addition, the shop appears fresh and pristine from the outside. Its unique design might not immediately give away the fact that it is a store dedicated to selling traditional desserts.

Source: Instagram @dduki___

Additionally, it is renowned as a favorite among celebrities. During the opening of a pop-up store collaboration between G-DRAGON and NIKE, they distributed Golden Piece desserts as small gifts to all attendees. This further highlights the popularity and recognition of Golden Piece among notable figures.

Source: Instagram @lilcherryontop

Celebrities such as Taeyang, BTS RM, Jimin, Kazuha from LE SSERAFIM, and many others actively participated in the event. They not only attended the collaboration between G-DRAGON and NIKE but also shared photos of the yakgwa from Golden Piece featuring the NIKE collaboration on their social media platforms.

Upon entering the store, you are greeted by an elegant and refined ambiance. The decor of Golden Piece is adorned with a tasteful combination of golden and wooden elements, creating a unique and captivating atmosphere.

The golden and wooden color scheme contributes to the overall luxurious feel of the store, resembling a high-end showroom rather than a typical dessert shop. This attention to detail in the interior design adds to the overall experience of visiting Golden Piece.

On the left wall, there are jars of Yakgwa ingredients, such as jujubes, citrus fruits, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, etc.

At Golden Piece, the high-quality Yakgwa goes beyond expectations. The mugwort flavor offers a lightly fragrant and non-greasy sweetness, making it a popular choice. The white sesame flavor is enriched with grapefruit and jujube, providing a rich and flavorful experience. 

Each Yakgwa is adorned with a layer of healthy nuts, adding both crunch and nutritional value. These thoughtful combinations ensure a memorable and delightful taste experience.

Inside the store, you'll find a charming bunny-shaped treat with gold foil-decorated ears. Its adorable appearance makes it almost difficult to take a bite. The bunny is coated with a layer of sugar frosting and filled with a delightful chocolate cinnamon flavor. 

Unlike ordinary desserts that are soft and fluffy, this treat offers a crispy texture, adding a unique twist to the experience. Its combination of cuteness and distinct taste makes it a truly special indulgence at Golden Piece.

Traditional Korean Glutinous Rice Donuts, Gaesong Jooak Set - 23,000 KRW/6 pieces

The once treasured treat for welcoming guests or serving at feasts, Gaesong Jooak has been reborn as a trendy snack. Gaesong Jooak Set is a traditional Korean dessert made by mixing glutinous rice flour with Makgeolli (Korean rice wine), shaping it, and then frying it until crispy in oil. 

When you bite into the round, plump Gaesong Jooak set, you'll find it delightfully chewy and filled with a sweet, juicy essence. Experience the unique charm of Gaesong Jooak Set, which offers the nuttiness of a doughnut and the sticky satisfaction of a rice cake!

A ribbon is tied around the package, giving it a more high-quality look. The Yakgwa inside the store can be kept at room temperature for up to three days. If you're afraid you won't finish them, you can store them in the refrigerator for two to three weeks.

Finally, don't forget to take a picture on the mirror across from the entrance with Golden Piece written on it. We hope you get a chance to visit this place after shopping in Hannam-dong and can pick up a premium souvenir to bring back home! It's a great way to share a piece of your trip with family and friends by letting them taste traditional Korean desserts with you. 

How to Get There

*Pro Tip: Take the Subway Line 6 to Hangangjin Station (한강진역) and head towards Exit 3.

After leaving from Hangangjin Station Exit 3, turn left and there will be a staircase on the left side.

Go all the way down the stairs. 

Turn right at the first intersection.

Keep going straight down the road.

You should see Golden Piece on the right!

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