34 comments

  1. Erica says:

    November 18, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Cynthia these things are completely throwing me back to childhood!! Mom would make them for school breakfasts when she wanted to feed us something indulgent. Your Korean food twists are PERFECT!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Eee the thought of these for school breakfasts makes me so happy!! Your mom sounds like she rocks. I’m adding that to my mom goals 😉 Thanks so much for the sweet words, Erica!

  2. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I love that you made an apple pie version of these. Perfect east meets west combo. I made regular ones last year and like you found that ap flour and water work just fine. Great photos and experimenting. I love the hot sticky wonderfulness of these. I’m actually going to ktown today! So exciting that you’re headed back to Hawaii. Enjoy!

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Oooh, I just found yours!! They look soo good — YAY for hotteok buddies! I’m glad that I’m not alone in preferring this version. And yummmm I hope you ate extra for me in k-town 😀 thank you so much for the kind words, Amanda!

  3. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Your relationship with B2’s mom gives me the warm fuzzies. Also, umm.. are my eyes deceiving me? ARE THESE ACCIDENTALLY VEGAN? Holy heck holy heck hoooooly heck. This week totally calls for a little extra comfort and ours is most certainly coming in the form of apple pie hotteok. Big hugs to you, lady.

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

      HAHA ASHLAE this blew my mind. You should have seen the realization dawning on my face. YAY TOTALLY accidentally vegan!! That makes me so happy. Biggest hugs to you!!

  4. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Gosh you’re mama in law sounds like the BEST!! I’m jealous.. there is a place here in ATL that serves these hotteoks.. we eat sooo many of them.. that center is gooey like and melts in your mouth.. Real talk now I’m hungry.. Safe Travels to you my dear!

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

      She really is!! Speaking of the best, ATL always sounds like it has the BEST food (even other than the fact that your kitchen is there!!!) It reminds me of how we used to drive 2 hours just to eat dim sum there. Someday I’d love to visit again and eat my way through the city (and hang with YOU!)

  5. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I have extended family that lives on Oahu (my dad grew up there) and they are totally the same way whenever we come to visit! I love all of the food that they encourage us to try. I’m going to have to give these a shot!

  6. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Cynthia, I just love your writing so much. B2s mom sounds so precious and they way you describe these pancakes makes me just want to reach out and eat them. They sound like the perfect cozy, warm comfort food that the holidays are all about. I hope your upcoming trip to Hawaii is as full of new food experiences as your past ones have been. I’m a little jealous!

  7. stephanie says:

    November 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    you have the best stories 🙂 i can just imagine you in b2’s mom’s kitchen hanging out and burning your tongue on hotteok. i’ve never had them, believe it or not! i love this lil apple pie twist this version has going on. i bet they’d be amaze with black sesame paste?!
    xoxo

  8. says:

    November 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I am in love with your mother in law! She embodies all my mom goals too, hehe. I laughed out loud with this sentence, “precarious temperature zone that hovers between worth it and I just burnt the &^*! out of my tongue” So true! And so well put. This recipe looks like perfection.

  9. says:

    November 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

    You mama-in-law sounds like such a cutie pie!! I swear my parents do the same thing with my American husband when I go home to India. “Eat this, try this”. Asian parents sure do know how to show love with food. Oh an I was also wondering: in this post you said you weren’t Korean. Did you say that just because you were not born there because all this time (going by your food) I thought your family was from there!! Lol sorry if I wasn’t paying attention well. These pancakes “hotteok” look very delicious and I would totally grab them straight from the pan. Good choice!! Thank you for sharing, Miss!! Xo

    • says:

      November 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Ha, it’s the best way they know how, right? I’m only just beginning to realize how much time and effort it took my own mother to work full-time and put dinner (multi-dish ones, too?!) on the table every night. Crazy, and I so didn’t appreciate it. And hehe nope I’m not Korean!! Which sometimes makes me feel a lil like I’m not qualified to be posting all these Korean recipes, but hopefully my adorablest Korean MIL and my extra love for Korean food makes up for it. 🙂 Thanks for the super sweet words, Edlyn!!

  10. says:

    November 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    You had me at chewy, gooey pancake! There’s a place near where I work that does it with red bean and it smells incredible every time I walk by. Gorgeous photos, as always! Happy weekend to you and B2!

  11. says:

    November 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I’d like to pretend these are a korean dessert version of hot pockets, which makes me really, really happy — and also a little fearful of the always possible wicked chin-burn-as-a-result-of-boiling-insides. If i ever get around to yeasting things (I know you said they’re relatively easy, but I’m still scurrrred) I’ll proceed with caution! Or more likely I’ll just get really, really hurt and proceed anyway. In short: yum!

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