Cycle 12 – Item 341
12 (Sun) December 2021
Vanilla Cake with Lingonberry Yogurt Topping
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
The cake was from another quick-fix baking kit from Beksul (see for example 12.019 Jailbreak Cake): batter powder and oil, just add an egg and water, zap in the microwave on high for 4 minutes. I can’t believe that it’s so easy.
I had intended to cut the cake into cubes and serve it undressed, as a self-service finger snack, but then inspiration struck. 10 seconds later, the topping was done.
The topping (does it qualifiy as icing/frosting?) was awesome. Thick and creamy, sweet and tangy – reminiscent of packaged “fruit on the bottom” blueberry yogurt, but richer. Paired very nicely with the cake.
[Fast forward to 13 (Mon) December. After reading a passive-aggressively titled article in the local newspaper featuring an interview with the “country retail manager” of IKEA Korea (see “IKEA changes how you live, and defends its delivery fees“), I dug a bit deeper on Wikipedia and found – much to my shock, dismay, and disappointment – that the brand was founded in Sweden, but the stores are now franchised globally by a company headquartered in the Netherlands, owned by a company registered in Luxembourg, controlled by a company based in Liechtenstein. WTF?!?! As an IKEA super customer, I thought that I was embracing the Swedish lifestyle, but I was actually chasing a branding scam.]
(See also KSCX)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)