No doubt that we’ve all been trying out new things during lockdown, and I’ve been no different.
I saw this wonderful video from Big Bang: Happy Together years ago, and I’ve been dreaming about Daesung’s Honey Butter McNight ever since. I’ve tried looking for Hotteok (honey pancakes) in various Korean grocers over the years, but was unsuccessful until recently when I stumbled across them in the fridge section in the Korean Grocer that is less than a 1 minute walk from my work (whaaaaat??). Of course, I bought them immediately and made this surprisingly delicious snack.
In the clip, Daesung names this dish ‘Honey Butter McNight‘ due to the taste resemblance to Maccas, and it being a naughty late night snack after going out clubbing. Being in a pandemic (and me never going clubbing usually..), I just had it for breakfast/brunch, but the combination of the egg and cheese did remind me of a sweet Sausage McMuffin, and it makes sense why people might enjoy this after a night of fun.
If you’re too lazy to watch the video, you can make this with these simple ingreidents:
2 x Hotteok Pancakes, warmed in the pan with butter
Egg, ideally cooked in an egg ring with butter
Cheddar Cheese (or plastic American cheese)
Honey for drizzling inside and on top
Black Pepper, to really give it an extra kick
Stack it all together and you’ve got a really delicious (but unhealthy) snack ♥
If you find hotteok in your local store, I definitely recommend you giving this a shot, because it is just as tasty as the Happy Together crew say it is (be generous with the black pepper!)