Twins Lee Seo Un and Lee Seo Jun made their first tteokguk for KBS 2TV’s “Happy Sunday – The Return of Superman.”
In the episode, Lee Hwi Jae and his twin sons embraced the holiday spirit, making tteokguk along with other traditional Lunar New Year foods. In what was a first for both the 22 month old boys and their father as well, the three traveled to a rice cake market where they attempted to make the rice cakes used in making tteokguk, a traditional Korean rice cake soup eaten during the Lunar New Year.
While everyone gave it their best efforts, things were bound to get messy with the twins, whose curiosity about everything once again caused trouble. That curiosity was sparked this time when the twins, eyes sparkling in wonder, saw rice flour for the first time.
As if the rice flour had put him in a trance, Seo Un remained transfixed, unable to look away from the white powder. Seo Jun, meanwhile, became addicted to the flour’s soft texture, unable to take his hands out of it. Unable to control his curiosity, he then brought his hands to his mouth to get a taste.
The twins, whose eyes were bigger than their stomachs, ended up eating ingredients more than they actually made rice cakes. “Our kids aren’t starving, I promise,” an embarrassed Lee Hwi Jae said.
To see the twins experience rice flour and rice cake making, check out the 66th episode of “The Return of Superman,” scheduled to air February 22 at 4:50 p.m. on KBS 2TV.