Hoddeok (Brown Cinnamon & Sugar Pancakes)

Tried out a new korean dessert called Hoddeok. It's like a pancake or english muffin filled with melted brown sugar and crushed peanuts and tastes so good!


Cut the beef into 1–2 inch strips.

Chop 3 green onion pieces into small slices.

Put the beef and onions into a bowl or container while you prepare the marinade.


Combine the 6 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Sugar, 3 Tbsp Cooking wine, 1 1/2 Tbsp Garlic powder, 2 sprinkles of ginger powder, 2 tbsp sake, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, 4 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper, and 1 tsp crushed red pepper in the bowl of beef.

Mix everything together really well, cover and put in the fridge for at least 6 hours. (A whole day, or up to 2 days tastes the best!)

After marinating, cook the beef in an electric or iron skillet on 350°. You'll want to make sure the all of the beef touches the base of the pan and isn't piled too high. It usually takes 2 batches to cook all of the beef.

Stir frequently to make sure the beef doesn't burn as the honey caramelizes.

Once the beef has a sheen too it, it should be just about finished. Test a piece to make sure, and try to resist eating it all.


Serve with your favorite rice and eat as a lettuce (or seaweed) wrap along with some asian cucumbers—or my favorite: spicy kimchi—to make a complete meal!

Serves 4–5 depending on how hungry everyone is :)

This amazing recipe was created using a modified version of Aeri's Homemade Bulgogi Sauce. You should definitely check out her blog for more tasty, authentic korean food!

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Nutrition Info

Fat:12 g
Cholesterol:35 g
Sodium:1495 mg
Carbs:15 g
Sugar:11 g
Protein:23 g