Hwajeon 화전 – hwa 화 means flower and jeon 전 means a pan-fried in korean.
It’s a pan-fried cake or pancake made with sweet rice / glutinous rice flour with seasonal edible flowers. It taste chewy and sweet.
Traditionally Hwajeon made with seasonal flowers in Korea. Spring with azaleas / pear blossom , wild chrysanthemum in autumn & rose petals when summer.
There’s a traditional picnic day called Hwajeon nori, means flower cake play. People going on a picnic in the mountains to watch the seasonal flowers during spring and autumn. They bring heavy pan and ingredients to make Hwajeon.
Cooking a sweet pancake while watching beautiful flowers blooming in the mountain. Ah.. what an experience. Really a day dreaming thing to do in Indonesia in these time of year. When some other part of the world are blooming in flowers we have raining, everyday… so sad. Well, we can still make the beautiful pancake at home. And enjoying it while watching some korean dramas… haha.. That a good idea!
So go to your backyard and find what edible flowers are survive from the rain today. Or not… ask nicely to your good neighbor for their flowers 😀
Serve while it still hot while enjoying some flowers blooming in your backyard. in the mountains. Or maybe while watching korean dramas in my case..