Friday, September 29, 2017

Chuseok(Hangawi)_Rice cake with Honey(Songpyeon)

On Augus 15th in the lunar calendar, Koreans celebrate “Chuseok”, also known as “Hangawi”. It is one of the biggest national celebrations along with “Seollal”. People celebrate this time with the crops and vegetables they harvested that year. Of all the foods prepared in Chuseok. “Songpyeon” is the one dish that you should not miss. Made with white or green dough, Songpyeon is baked with fillings mixed from chestnut, seasame, beans, and other grains. Other than Sonpyeon, pancakes and vegetables are eaten during the memorial service.

SONGPYEON [Half-moon-shaped Rice Cake]

· 10 cups of rice flour
·  50g of parboiled wormwood
· 2/3 cup of boiling water
· 1 Ts of salt
· some sesame oil
· some pine needles
Mung beans stuffing
· 1 cup of peeled mung beans
· 1/2 Ts of salt, 1 Ts of sugar
Sesame stuffing
· 1/2 cup of sesame salt
· 1/4 Ts of salt
· 1 Ts of sugar or honey
Chestnut stuffing
· 8 peices of chestnut
· 1/2 Ts of sugar
· some cinnamon powder
Bean stuffing
· 1/2 cup of green bean
· 1/2 Ts if salt, 1 Ts of sugar

1. Divide the rice flour in half, and then mix one half of it with parboiled wormwood powder. Make white rice cake dough and wormwood rice cake dough after pouring in hot water.
2. Soak the mung beans in water, peel them, steam and then mash. Afterwards, mix in salt and sugar.
3. After roasting the sesame, season it with honey, sugar and salt.
4. After peeling the chestnuts, fully boil them and then add sugar and cinnamon powder, mashing them while they’re hot.
5. Mix in salt and sugar with the boiled beans.
6. Roll a round piece of white rice cake dough and a piece of wormwood dough. Make sure to form chestnut sized pieces.
7. Put each stuffing into the dough to make them into a semicircular shape.
8. Lay the clean pine needles on the steamer, and then steam the rice cakes.
9. When they cooked, take out the steamed cakes, and soak them in a cold water for a short time. After quickly taking them out of the water, cover them with sesame oil and then let them cool.

We knead normal flour with cold water, but rice flour has weak viscosity and can’t be shaped well if it’s kneaded them with cold water. This is why we must use boiling water. When you do that, make sure the flour is half done after adding the boiling water.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Remembering Drs. Willem Zeegers(1945-2017): the evolution of ADR

Drs. Willem Zeegers
(11/04/1945 - 20/09/2017)

Drs. Willem Zeegers(Specijalna bolnica Aksis Hospital) died on Sep. 20, 2017, was a pioneer in the field of Artificial Disc Replacement surgery. He was born in Netherland in 1945, and spent his lifetime researching and sharing knowledge of Artificial Disc Replacement(ADR).

taken in 1999🔽

He was one of the doctors who helped us when new artificial disc technologies were introduced in Wooridul Hospital in 1999. This is our historical record and precious memories with Drs. Willem.

We will continue to develop spinal surgeries on the basis of his spinal research legacy, and deliver hope to patients suffering from spinal disease.

We will forever miss Drs.Zeegers immensely, and may you rest in peace..

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Visit our website through the QR code

You can visit our website through scanning the QR code :)

① Download a QR code reader/scanner application on your smartphone
② Open the app
③ Try to be steady your hand while the QR code is centered on your screen

Just do it easy!