Pan-fried Wheat Cake(小麦盒子)

Pan-fried Wheat Cake

Headword

밀부꾸미 ( 小麦盒子 , Milbukkumi )

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Korean Seasonal Customs > Autumn > 7th Lunar month > Seasonal Holidays

Writer YoonDukin(尹德仁)

Milbukkumi (Kor. 밀부꾸미) is a pan-fried wheat flour cake filled with sweetened red beans. The dish is known by different names according to region, such as miltteok (Kor. 밀떡, lit. wheat flour cake), miljeonbyeong (Kor. 밀전병, Chin. - 煎餠, thin, round pan-fried cake), and milbuchimgae (Kor. 밀부침개, lit. wheat flour pancake). In the past it was often served on Chilseok (Kor. 칠석, Chin. 七夕, the seventh of the seventh lunar month), which occurs after the wheat harvest season. The word mil (Kor. 밀) in the name of the cake means “wheat” while bukkumi (Kor. 부꾸미) refers to pan-fried cakes made with the flour of various grains such as glutinous rice, sorghum, mung beans, and wheat.

Chilseok generally occurs after the monsoon season and the hottest period of summer, when most farming work is complete and the wheat has been harvested. Accordingly, this long-awaited holiday was celebrated with dishes made from newly-harvested wheat. Among these dishes milbukkumi was one of the most popular delicacies. The cake is usually made in a crescent shape and is the size of half of the palm of one’s hand. Although the most common filling is sweetened red bean paste, it can also be stuffed with stir-fried cucumbers, baby pumpkins, or strips of beef.

Pan-fried Wheat Cake

Pan-fried Wheat Cake
Headword

밀부꾸미 ( 小麦盒子 , Milbukkumi )

Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Seasonal Customs > Autumn > 7th Lunar month > Seasonal Holidays

Writer YoonDukin(尹德仁)

Milbukkumi (Kor. 밀부꾸미) is a pan-fried wheat flour cake filled with sweetened red beans. The dish is known by different names according to region, such as miltteok (Kor. 밀떡, lit. wheat flour cake), miljeonbyeong (Kor. 밀전병, Chin. - 煎餠, thin, round pan-fried cake), and milbuchimgae (Kor. 밀부침개, lit. wheat flour pancake). In the past it was often served on Chilseok (Kor. 칠석, Chin. 七夕, the seventh of the seventh lunar month), which occurs after the wheat harvest season. The word mil (Kor. 밀) in the name of the cake means “wheat” while bukkumi (Kor. 부꾸미) refers to pan-fried cakes made with the flour of various grains such as glutinous rice, sorghum, mung beans, and wheat.

Chilseok generally occurs after the monsoon season and the hottest period of summer, when most farming work is complete and the wheat has been harvested. Accordingly, this long-awaited holiday was celebrated with dishes made from newly-harvested wheat. Among these dishes milbukkumi was one of the most popular delicacies. The cake is usually made in a crescent shape and is the size of half of the palm of one’s hand. Although the most common filling is sweetened red bean paste, it can also be stuffed with stir-fried cucumbers, baby pumpkins, or strips of beef.