||Pan-fried Korean Pancakes are made with diced vegetables, meat and fish, coated in flour and eggs, broiled in a golden surface. This has been referred to 'cheonyouwha' or 'cheonyoua' in the past Korean royal palace. When used for the occasion of a spiritual ceremony for deceased ancestors, 'Gannam', for the pancakes were placed southwards of the table (~nam: south). The recipes of pan-fried pancakes are known to have been found during the 17th century.
It has been told that the pan-fried pancakes are requisite on the table, on all sorts of celebrations ranging from weddings, Korean style spiritual ceremonies, birthdays, banquets, drinking parties and even on everyday dinner tables (1924).
Indeed, pan-fried pancakes have been an essential on the New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, birthdays, weddings, parties and receptions, enjoyed by the rich and the poor, as snacks to proper dinner dishes. It has been also known as a noble cuisine when presented to the deceased ancestors during spiritual ceremonies.
Pan-fried pancakes are known to have been graded by the quality of the mixed eggs and flour, and used on the importance of occasions.
The cooking process of the pancakes - broiled on a pan of vegetable oil with the mixed ingredients, coated with eggs and grains, promote the nutriments of them. The pancakes can be made with all kinds of ingredients in different colors and shapes, and are known as a type of dish that commands the most oil than any other traditional Korean dish.
has a stem of red and has a sweet taste with a strong scent.
It is used as a medicinal herb and is also edible as tea or
liquor. It is recorded in early tea books that chrysanthemum
relieves headaches, fever and cataract, and also works effectively
as an antidote and stomachache. Chrysanthemum contains 1.5%
refined oil, adenine, betaine, golden pigment, vitamin A and
vitamin B1, and with these components, headaches caused by the
flu, dizziness, bloodshot eyes, furuncle can be annulled.
Chrysanthemum is generally known as a graceful flower to enjoy
but in early China, it has long been used as a marvelous remedy
for an eternal life. Due to this reason, it has been made as
tea, liquor and special Chinese herb medicines.
Chrysanthemum also has been known to clear the brain, and as
a folk remedy, when slept with dried chrysanthemum under the
pillow, the forgetfulness and memory loss will get better leaving
a clear head.
Also, chrysanthemum tea is most recommended for people with
somber eyes caused by slight fevers, and for students and mental
workers, it can be a medicinal herb for overly stressed people
with constant migraines. Furthermore, it is renowned for clarifying
the skin, relieving coughs and neuralgia and working as an antidote.
For people who find it hard to sober up, drinking with a tablespoon
of dried chrysanthemum in a hot cuppa for 3 times a day helps
It works wonders in making a relaxing time to drink, to steep
out chrysanthemum leaves in hot water with a spoonful of sweet
Nutriments of Korean Traditional Teas
* Ginger Tea : Aromatic tea that is ideal for soothing the symptoms of flu, headache and sour stomach, also promotes healthy metabolism.
* Raspberry Tea : Strengthens the kidney, revitalizes the body and helps to relieve sterility.
* Green Tea : Prevents aging and cancer, perfect for skin care.
* Pine Needle Tea (Hot or Cold) : Prevents high blood pressure, stroke, neuralgia and relieves stomach discomfort.
* Changnoi Wild Ginseng Tea : Prevents diabetes, dementia, hangover, cancer and prevents aging.
* Shipchontaebo Tea : Helps to overcome fatigue and eases stomach discomfort.
* Ume (Japanese Apricot) Tea : Prevents paralysis, phlegm, diarrhea, thirst and hangover.