Autumn in Korea is when "five grains and 100 fruits" are harvested, making the season the year's best for delicious food.
The five fall grains and fruits are used as ingredients in various desserts that herald the arrival of autumn in the country.
Missing such treats means waiting a year for another chance at them, so eating them before autumn is over is highly recommended.
The most "viral" dessert on social media nowadays is Greek yogurt peach, which has a refreshing look and great taste. Small cafes to luxury hotels are in a heated competition to offer the dessert.
Eating this dessert involves removing the seed from the peeled peach, putting Greek yogurt in it, and sprinkling honey and granola.
The bakery Mont St. Clair at Banyan Tree Club and Spa Seoul is holding through Sept. 30 the sale of tarte aux peches (upside-down peach tart) filled with fromage cream in a yellow peach aged for two weeks to bring out more sweetness.
The establishment is housed at Banyan Tree in Seoul's Jung-gu District and a branch is within Hyundai Department Store's Apgujeong branch in the city's Gangnam-gu District. The treat is rich in fruit juice that makes the dessert more fragrant and sweet. Under the peach lies a crunchy and nutty almond tart, which brings out more flavor. The price is KRW 15,000 per piece.
Super sweet corn is a leading agricultural product in Korea. With higher sugar content than ordinary corn and a popping texture, it can be eaten raw like fruit.
The dessert cafe By Rain in the Seongsu-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Seongdong-gu District offers super sweet corn pastry. Comprised of super sweet corn and mayonnaise, it is covered with a crispy corn cookie with butterscotch corn cream and topped with gorgonzola crumbles. Reviews on social media say the combination makes it "impossible to taste bad." The price is KRW 6,000.
The tea and cafe franchise Gongcha Korea has launched three drinks with super sweet corn from Haenam-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province: super sweet corn milk tea, super sweet corn popping smoothie and super sweet corn cheese jewelry smoothie. The milk tea costs KRW 4,900 and the smoothies KRW 5,500.
Shine muscat is dubbed "royal fruit" due to its high price. A buffet in Seoul offers a range of desserts with shine muscat.
Lotte Hotel Seoul in the Myeong-dong neighborhood of the capital's Jung-gu District is holding the buffet "Must be Shine Muscat: Fall in Farm" until Nov. 30.
The variety of desserts full of autumn vibes with shine muscat and seasonal ingredients include shine muscat tart with nutty almond cream tart and shine muscat jelly and "shable (combination of shine muscat and sable cookie) muscat," a vanilla-flavored cookie decorated with shine muscat. The price is KRW 67,000 for adults and KRW 35,000 for children ages 4-12.