My Korean food making experience-Part 3

Today I learned making Chili pepper pancake(고추전), Mushroom pancake(표고전) and Korea style Meatball(동그랑땡).

The most difficulty for making these dishes were grounding the meat. If you try to make these dishes in home, you can buy the ground pork and don’t have to ground it by yourself. However, the class what I’m listening is for preparing the “Koraen food Craftsman cook” exam and this test requires to ground the meat by yourself with knives! It is the hard work that even now still my arm is hurt. After that, you have to add “Salt, sugar, ground welsh onion, ground garlic, pepper and sesame oil” in the meat. But I forgot to add these things in the meat when I was making Chili pepper pancake and Mushroom pancake.:( Don’t forget to season the meat when you’re making.

If you prepared the ground meat then fill the Chili pepper, Mushroom with the meat and then coat these in flour. This is for making the pancake and the meatball well in coating the egg.

After you heat a frying pen over medium heat and cook it. This is my finished dishes.:)


Chili pepper pancake, Mushroom pancake are all included in “Jeon”(전 in Korean).Jeon refers to many pancake-like dishes in Korean cuisine. When it is raining Korean crave to eat Jean and Makgeolli(milky Korean rice wine).

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 6.20.40 PM

There are few theories why Korean eats “Jeon” on rainy days.

1. When humidity increases, blood sugar level drops and people crave flour-based food that increases blood sugar level.
2. Flour in both Jeon and Makgeolli contain lots of serotonin which elevates emotion and appetite. This may cheer people up when they feel down on rainy days.

Or some of the people say eating the Jean with Makgeolli is the studying effect. The sound of rain makes people to reminds the sound of making Jeon.

My Korean food making experience-Part 1 click here
My Korean food making experience-Part 2 click here

Share with me! What do you eat on rainy days?

Thanks for reading.:)

2 thoughts on “My Korean food making experience-Part 3

  1. Thanks so much for writing your interesting and charming blog! Since I can’t speak/read Korean, it’s hard for me to find this kind of deep and detailed description of Korean food, though I am curious about it.
    On rainy days, I find myself wanting to eat tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, which my mom would make for me and herself on chilly, rainy Sundays, when we’d stay in the house and watch an old movie on TV… (sigh) 🙂

    • Hi Kips,
      Thank you so much for your reply. I will keep blogging about Korea.:) Also I will try eating tomato soup in raining. I feel like warm tomato soup fits well in a rainy day.

Comments are closed.