Molecular Gastronomy in Korean Tradition WEON-SUN SHIN Professor Dept of Food & Nutrition Hanyang University What we study… Sprouted Barley Powder (Malt) Yeot (Korean Taffy) Sikhye (Sweet rice drink) Gajami-Sikhye (Partially hydrolyzed & fermented flat fish) • Malt? • Treasure island in Enzyme • Yeot ? • How to make? • Sikhye ? • How to make? Barley Malt Component of Malt Amylase, Protease, Invertase, Phytase, Phospholipid, Dextrin, Maltose, Glucose, Gramine, Vit B, Fat Amylase in Malt α-amylase (Liquefying amylase) β-amylase (Saccharifying enzyme) Protease in malt http://www.aaccnet.org/publications/cc/backissues/1968/Documents/Chem45_19.pdf YEOT Jocheong (liquid yeot) Gangyeot Korean traditional confectionery Airated Gangyeot (Taffy) Sweet sticky foods, made from malt(Grains starch containing) Airation Pumpkin Yeot (candy type) It can be made in liquid or solid (syrup, taffy, or candy) How to make? Ingredient : Rice 2kg, Malt 230g, Water Rice swelling in water (6~7h) Steaming the rice Mixing & reacting the steamed rice & strained malt water (60℃ 11~12h) Boiling & straining f0r concentration (6~7h) Stretching and merging - harder & whiter Cut into bite-size Yeot Sikhye Traditional Korean beverage Commercialized Sikhye How to make? Boiled rice 300g (for three persons), malt 200g, water 6L, sugar 2 cups 1. Mix the powdered malt with the water by strongly rubbing the powder through your fingers to make the malt water. 2. Leave the malt water as it is for a while then pour away only the top of the water leaving the malt silt at the bottom. 3. Put the malt into the boiled barley rice and beat together. Pour the malt water from point 2 over the boiled barley rice mixed with the malt. 4. Allow it to ferment overnight at a temperature of 50-60℃. When the barely rice grains float to the surface, sieve the grains from the malt water and put them aside. Add sugar to the malt water and bring to the boil and then allow to cool. 5. Serve with the grains. Sikhye Partially fermented & hydrolyzed Flat fish-seasoning (Gajami sikhe) Ingredients: Flat fish(thick slice) 500g Steamed millet 800g Radish(thick shred) 700g Malt powder 200g Red pepper powder 300g Salt 30g Sugar 10g Syrup 10g Good Luck !