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Entry from January 19, 2019
Hotteok (Korean sweet pancake)

"Hotteok” (also spelled “hoddeok” and “hodduk") has been called a “Korean sweet pancake” and is a winter street food. The wheat flour dough has a filling (such as honey, nuts, and sometimes cheese); it’s rolled into a ball, then flattened like a pancake to cook on a griddle. Hotteok is best when served hot. Supposedly, the food originated with Chinese soldiers in Korea in the 19th century.

“HoDdeok” was posted on the newsgroup oc.culture.korean on January 6, 1993, and “HoDDuk” was posted on the newsgroup rec.games.go on April 10, 1993. “Pizza Land in K-town on way home for grilled Korean pancakes (a.k.a. hotteok) filled with ground peanuts and scalding syrup” was posted on Twitter by Josh Lurie-Food GPS on October 30, 2008.


Wikipedia: Hotteok
Hotteok (호떡, pronounced [ho.t͈ək̚]) is a variety of filled Korean pancake, and is a popular street food of Korea.

Preparation
The dough for hotteok is made from wheat flour, water, milk, sugar, and yeast. The dough is allowed to rise for several hours. Handful-sized balls of this stiff dough are filled with a sweet mixture, which may contain brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts, and cinnamon. The filled dough is then placed on a greased griddle, and pressed flat into a large circle with a special tool with a stainless steel circle and wooden handle as it cooks.
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Origin
It is generally believed that hotteok originated from Chinese merchants who immigrated to Korea after the late 19th century.

Google Groups: soc.culture.korean
Soc.Culture.Korean FAQ
Rikiya H. Seung
1/6/93
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Are there any mail-order stores that sells HoDdeok?

Google Groups: rec.games.go
Result of Pro Badook in Korea
JAEHYONG KIM
4/10/93
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|_ Today’s words : JJaJangMyon, DDukBokGy, ManDu, SoonDae, GopChang, HoDDuk

Google Books
Korean Life:
Portrayed in Genre Pictures

By Man-hŭi Kim
Seoul, Korea: Hyeonamsa
2002
Pg. 73:
Hoddeok Shop
In the times when almost everything was rare, HoddeokC£5j) was the people’s favorite food. It was so good that just the mention of its name made people’s mouths water.

Mary Eats
Zen Kimchi’s 100 Korean Food You Gotta Try
PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 BY MARYIN COMPOST
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24. Hoddeok (Stuffed Street-side Pastries) Mmmmm. Fried dough with brown sugar. Well worth waiting in long lines for.

Twitter
Josh Lurie-Food GPS
@foodgps
Pizza Land in K-town on way home for grilled Korean pancakes (a.k.a. hotteok) filled with ground peanuts and scalding syrup. It’s no Koo’s.
12:59 AM - 30 Oct 2008

Twitter
Kirsten
@agentwool
Starting dough for Sweet Korean Pancakes (aka Hoddeok--I never use the name cuz I can’t say it). Would hate for there to be dessert riots.
5:26 PM - 30 Mar 2009

Serious Eats (May 2009)
Snapshots from South Korea: Hotteok, Two Ways
ROBYN LEE
The popular street food hotteok (hoddeok, hodduk, or if I were to say it out loud, ho-duck) is a brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut-filled pancake-like dessert found on the streets of South Korea.

Twitter
Holly’s Deli
@hollysdeli
Snapshots from South Korea: Hotteok, Two Ways: The popular street food hotteok (hoddeok, hodduk, or if I were to.. http://bit.ly/ASpuk
1:49 PM - 31 May 2009

YouTube
Sweet pancakes (Hotteok: 호떡)
Maangchi
Published on Mar 18, 2010
How to make this popular Korean street food. Starring Reinier!
Full recipe: Full recipe: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/hotteok

23 November 2011, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “At Drexel, mastering Korean cuisine” by Ashley Primis, pg. F13, col. 3:
He was using the bottom of a metal measuring cup to flatten wheat-colored sweet dough balls called hotteok to a thick pancake, then searing them in a pan.

Casa Veneracion
Hoddeok (Hotteok): Korean Sweet Pancakes
05/14/2013 // by Connie Veneracion
Story has it that when the Qing dynasty dispatched armies to Korea in 1882, 40 merchants arrived with the Chinese soldiers. When the Qing dynasty fell, the merchants elected to stay in Korea, opened a restaurant and started selling dumplings and hotteok. Chinese dumplings being savory, these merchants adapted the food they sold to suit the Koreans’ penchant for sweet food. Hotteok with sweet filling was born and has since become a popular street food typically eaten in winter.

What exactly is hotteok (or hoddeok as it is sometimes spelled)? It is a pancake.

Google Books
Koreatown:
A Cookbook

By Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard
New York, NY: Clarkson Potter
2016
Pg. 254:
Hodduk 호떡 SWEET FRIED PANCAKE Hodduk is sort of a cross between a donut and a pancake that can be served as a sweet snack or dessert.

YouTube
ASIAN AT HOME S6 • E26
Hotteok (Korean Street Food)
Seonkyoung Longest
Published on Jul 15, 2016
Hotteok | Korean Street Pancake Ingredients
Makes 12 to 13 Hottoek
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For the Filling
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbs finely chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla, optional

More Filing Options… Endless
Nutella
Dumpling filling
Cheese
Leftover Japchae
Chocolate chips
Custard
Your imagination…

10 Magazine
10 KOREAN WINTER STREET FOODS TO BEAR THE COLD FOR
DAVID CARRUTH NOVEMBER 28, 2016 BEST OF THE ROK EAT & DRINK
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4. Hotteok (호떡) | Filled Cinnamon Sugar Pancake
The fried Hotteok is the sweetest of the treats described here, and even Santa himself would find it hard to turn one down if he found it next to a glass of milk. Dough is rolled into a ball, filled with dainties such as honey, brown sugar, chopped peanuts, and cinnamon, and then fried up on the skillet in front of you.

Eat it hot, but be careful – the gooey syrup is extremely sticky and has a nasty habit of dripping out of the Hotteok and onto clothing, cameras, and other vulnerable items. Locals have been savoring the sweet winter street food in Korea since the mid 19th century when it was brought by Chinese soldiers marching through Seoul.

Eater—New York
Where to Eat In And Around NYC’s Koreatown
From Korean fried chicken to inventive, homey fare, here’s where to eat near 32nd Street

by Sam Kim @samkimsamkim Jul 31, 2018, 11:55am EDT
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3. Grace Street Coffee & Desserts
17 W 32nd St
New York, NY 10001
(646) 612-3821
The third-wave coffee boom mostly skipped Koreatown until Grace Street popped up in the old BCD Tofu space in 2012, offering espresso drinks from a variety of coffee roasters and hotteok, a Korean donut with cinnamon, sugar, and walnuts.

YouTube
Korean Life | How To Make Korean Hotteok [ Korean Street Food ]
Explore South Korea
Published on Jan 19, 2019
This is how to make Korean hotteok 호떡 which is a tasty Korean street food. Try to make this at home along with me.

We will start from just dry ingredients and make a wonderful tasty korean brown sugar pancake. Hotteok comes with different fillings: honey, brown sugar, and nuts.

Hotteok is usually eaten during winter. 

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