I was really excited about H-Mart opening in Aberdeen Centre because I was tired of having to travel all the way to downtown for some tasty Korean treats. After months of anticipation, the supermarket finally opened on January 20 and attracted hordes of shoppers just before Chinese New Year. I was disappointed that this location doesn't sell the sweet rice cake with beans (from Han Yang Bakery) I usually buy from H-Mart on Robson. Luckily there's something even better here! In the tiny food court area, there's a stall called Wellbeing Snack that sells a traditional Korean snack known as hodu-guaja (walnut cake). The price is very reasonable at $1.95/6 pieces or $3.95/12 pieces.
The walnut cakes are freshly made in a grill that looks like a takoyaki grill with rows of holes.
The little cakes actually look like real walnuts with sweet red bean paste filling and small crunchy chunks of walnut inside. Mmmm... tasty! The cakes are soft and spongy with a delicious aroma that permeates the vicinity.
These scrumptious treats are the perfect comfort food, but they usually sell out by the end of the day. Better hurry and grab some before they're gone!