The date 11/11 means Pepero Day for Koreans all over the world. In case you do not know what Pepero Day is, it’s a day where couples would exchange boxes of Pepero (Korean chocolate covered sticks). For this day, there was an online survey where you would vote for “The Star I Want To Gift Pepero”. More »
It’s Pepero Day! 11/11/11! Pepero Day is so formed because when you put four Pepero sticks together, it looks like 4 ones, hence why 11/11 is known as Pepero Day in South Korea (though I suppose you could get the same effect with just 3 1’s, right?). It’s akin to Valentine’s Day and White Day and it’s the day where you give your favorite people Pepero! Oh, I should probably mention that Pepero is the Korean version of Pocky. And while other countries are remembering their fallen heroes, guess South Korea is celebrating this “holiday”. So now, let’s see which idols deserve some pepero! More »
Today’s video of the day, courtesy of Sunxiahine, features the Pepero song! A holiday celebrated in Korea on November 11, similar to Valentine’s Day in the states, this holiday is mostly celebrated by the younger people, to confess their love, and couples who exchange (romantic) gifts on this day. Showing cute pepero dancing sticks to a catchy beat, who would you give pepero sticks to on this day? More »
Hey Jinra, I’mma let you finish enjoying birthday, but with so much stuff happening this week, I just want to do a quick recap of the week so far instead of waiting till Sunday.
In case anyone missed this, we have a Ninja Assassin giveaway going on. It’s all stuff I would totally rock myself. I mean, c’mon, anything that has the words Ninja and Assassin in it is just badass! Tonight Kashem and I get to see an advance screening of the movie and we’ll give you our impressions of it. Tomorrow, I get to interview Rain and the director, James McTeigue, so if any of you Clouds have questions for your Rain man, just post them in the comments or pm me. More »
There has been a lot of buzz on which snack sensation was first. Pepero or Pocky? Does it really matter which delicious delight began the snacking sensation? Isn’t imitation a form of flattery? It is time to come together people and say there is room for both! Yes, let us all snack together! One world of goodies and sweetness!There is room for all the snacks of the world to be munched on! Kirin Sticks, German Mikado Sticks, and Yan Yan too. These thin stick-like candy coated biscuits that are favored snacks of many can bring us together! Love people… World Snack love!
Aren’t we elated at the chocolate coated confections have reached the western market? They now grace the shelves of many convenience stores. No more trekking to specialty stores or anime conventions to get our cravings, you can even buy them online. However, I do find it slightly ironic that many supermarkets don’t carry these cookie-like goodies but make room for their westernized brethen. Yes, I am talking about Nestle Stixx. I’ve tried sticks and I have found them to be lacking in comparison to their Asian cousins. Now of course if you would want to share a Stixx with me.. I would comply only out of my extreme politeness. More »
The company that makes Pocky has a philosophy “A wholesome life in the best of taste!” HUh?!? Wha?!
If you think about the meaning of Glico’s motto, there is really no question. The tasty confections like Pocky are an instant answer, so we actually get the meaning while we munch. Sweet snacks are part of many of our wholesome memories birthday cake, Halloween candy, Girl scout cookies, candy canes are just some examples of goodie goodness. So here and now we declare season O’sweets starts now. Happy Holiday’s Everyone! Pocky day is upon us! Today we have even more license to nosh on these wonderful sticks of delight. Begin the fun, take the test and decide your Pocky poison. More »
It is time for a sugar rush! Here is your plan for the Pepero & Chobap Dinner Party.
First complete your shopping list by getting the main platters ingredients. First you will first need Pepero! Pepero will act as your chopsticks for the evening. Make sure you get as many as possible because with this meal it is almost a requirement to eat your utensils.
Then you will need to make your chobap, this particular platter was found at Not Martha. The ingredients that you needed are Hostess pastries found in many markets. A small package of mini powdered donuts (6 to a package), a small bag of multi colored jellyfish, 2 prepackaged Twinkies and a box fruit roll-ups. Take your donuts and cut them in half to make a C shape. These half moon donuts will act like a rice base. Top with the Jellyfish and wrap in a fruit roll-up that you have cut into strips. Then cut your Twinkies into thirds, wrap in green fruit roll-ups and garnish with candy. On the side you can serve the little red yogo treats like they were fish roe or some gummy crystallized ginger. YUMMY! More »
Pepero = Pocky = Icing covered pretzel sticks. Strangely, I find it ironic that Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day also means Pepero or Pocky Day, at least for the Koreans and the Japanese. Honestly, it’s really a strange combination of a day when one stops to think about it.
I also find it ironic that as much as Korean resents Japan for what happened during the Japanese Occupation Era, Korea likes to copy Japan in more than one ways. Copying the Japanese snack of Pocky into Pepero, it wasn’t until 1994 did Pepero Day start with Japan following suit with their Pocky Day in 1999. (Having read this on Wikipedia, I am not sure if it’s accurate. Don’t hold me accountable, please!) Talk about irony on top of irony. It cracks me up. More »
For the next 24 hours, good Korean citizens everywhere will be exchanging cookie sticks coated 3/4 with chocolate(-like edible substance). If not, the Korean economy, which is powered by the mighty Lotte corporation, might collapse. (As you may have heard, these past few weeks have been shaky times for many financial markets.)
Pepero comes in all sorts of gift packaging for Pepero Day. You can get it in a gift basket, stickered with Winnie the Pooh, tied with a ribbon, or in its normal box (yawn!). A pair of Pepero in each hand, held up to the light, will remind you that today’s date is in fact 11/11.
Prepare for a sugary sweet lesson in Hangul: More »