August 1, 2007


when we were looking for a korean restaurant few days ago, we came across this stand that sells sweet korean pancakes. out of curiousity and because it is only $1 dollar each, eric and i decided to give it a try. the stall has a sign that states "brown sugar, cinnamon, & peanuts" so for few minutes we debated to what flavor we're going to get. i wanted peanuts but eric said that he wants to get that one too so i just decided to get brown sugar. and while ordering the lady who is barely speaking english told us that all three ingredients are included in the pancake!! so "oh...ok" kaming dalawang mag-asawa!!! sayang wala yung camera ko that time...i should have captured that moment!! well tasting it....we're giving it a two thumbs was so good!! mixture of turon, cinnabon roll, and mochi flavors...and all of these are our favorites!!! kaya panalo!! while driving home, i told eric that i can make this..parang easy naman kasi konti lang ang ingredients...

while driving, i am brain storming what could constitute the pancake batter...since it has that mochi or butchi texture..i thought it's made out of sweet rice flour batter parang karioka balls!! so the following day, i went to the nearest filipino store and bought the ingredients and made it at home...hay palpak..major palpakation yung gawa ko!!!

well my fault i should have just researched it online. and out of frustration..i opened our computer and typed "sweet korean pancake" in google and i found this website

and it has the right recipe of the i went to the grocery again ang bought all the things needed to make it..and wallla....i made it...and eric said..."babe kuhang-kuha!!"

if you guys want to try it, here's the recipe:

Ingredients for 6 Hoddeok pancakes

All purpose white flour - 1¼ cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 90 ml (6 tbsp)
Fermented yeast water (mix these well in bowl 1)
Warm water (40℃) - 45 ml (3 tbsp)
White sugar - 1/4 tsp
Dry yeast- 1/4 tsp
Stuffing (mix these well in bowl 2)
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed walnuts- 2 tbsp (you can use peanuts instead, but I prefer walnuts)
Dark brown sugar - 90 ml (6 tbsp)

*step by step instructions in the the website, just clink the link!!

the dough before frying it

here's the finish product and the ingredients. forgot to put salt and milk in the picture