Korean Buckwheat Flour Pancake Rolls

These colorful Korean pancake rolls are not only beautiful to serve, but have significance attached to them! Each ingredient in the filling corresponds to the five elements system. You can replace some of the ingredients to taste preference, but be sure to try and follow the original color palette. This dish originates from the Royal Courts of the Joseon period and is based on Yin-Yang Wu Xing Theory (음양오행설) (Yin-Yang Five Element Theory). It was part of the traditional royal court menu! Enjoy the neutral and slightly sweetish-bitter taste of these delicious pancake rolls. 

This dish has many health benefits as well! Helps to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and benefit the liver, all of which correspond to the current seasonal point, spring.

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Written by Ellis Jung

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