So they celebrated grandly the first day of the lunar February, calling it Ilgunnal, day of farm workers.
They prepared and ate songphyon (half-moon-shaped rice cake) on the day, and those in the Phyongan provincial areas (at present North and South Phyongan, and Jagang provinces) favoured solgittok (steamed rice cake).
Songphyon (Half-moon-shaped rice cake)
Songphyon is named so because it is a rice cake steamed on a bed of pine needles.
The size of the rice cake and making methods varied a little according to regions.
In Kangwon Province the potato flour was used in making songphyon, which was stuffed with mashed kidney bean. It was regarded as a special dish of the province not inferior to songphyon made of polished rice in other provinces.