Dalgona or Korean sponge candy is a fun Korean street food that will bring out the kid in you!! With a sweet caramel flavor and a lightly crunchy but also melt-in-your-mouth texture. Lately, it’s gained popularity due to this candy appearing in Netflix’s Squid Game.
Coat a plate with a bit of vegetable oil. Coat oil on a hotteok press. Have these 2 items and a silicon spatula ready next to your stove.
Add sugar in a ladle or large spoon. Hold over the stove at medium-low heat and melt sugar until it becomes liquid and is transparent. Stir constantly with a chopstick while it melts.
Once it has turned into sugar syrup, add a pinch of baking soda. Immediately take ladle off the heat and mix soda with the syrup.
Move the ladle back to the heat for 4-5 seconds, until mixture begins to puff up. Transfer mixture to a greased surface. Immediately press down to make a thin disc. Before it hardens, press your mold on the candy. Let cool, then enjoy!