Gujeolpan means “dish of nine dishes” or “Platter of nine delicacies” and is actually named for the serving dish and not the food presented in the dish.
Gujeolpan is thought to have been introduced in the Joseon era as a dish for the royal court. It features a tray segmented into eight outer sections and a center piece. Various meats and vegetables are prepared and placed in the eight compartments while a thin crepe like flat cake is placed in the center.
Diners can select any one or combination of the fillings, placing it(them) into one of the cakes, and rolling it as a wrap.
This dish may be served as an appetizer or a main course.
This recipe is just one version, nearly anything that presents a colorful array can be substituted.
Note: This is part of a series of Korean Royal Cuisine dishes. Click on the “Korean Royal Cuisine Series” tag in the left column to see more Royal Dishes.
- Difficulty: Medium
- Total: 2 hours
- Active: Up to 50 minutes
- 1/3 lb beef, pork, or chicken
- 1 small English cucumber
- 1 small carrot
- 1 bunch Korean chives
- 6-7 shitake mushroom
- 1 bundle/bunch enoki mushrooms
- 3 eggs
- sesame oil as needed
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup water or milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon Korean mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
kan jang sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon wasabi
- Meat Mix marinade for meat by whipping ingredients together with a whisk. Let stand while slicing meat. Partially freeze the meat (just until very firm) then thin slice (about 1/8 inch slices). Cut each slice into thin strips of about 1/8 inch width and about 1 1/2 inch in length. Place meat in marinade and let stand for 1 hour. Place marinated meat into a hot pan and lightly stir fry until just browned. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Shitake Mushroom Mix marinade for Shitakes by whipping ingredients together with a whisk. Let stand while slicing mushrooms. Thinly slice the Shitakes from top to bottom, then place into marinade. Let stand for fifteen minutes. Place marinated Shitake slices into a hot pan with a small amount of sesame oil and briefly stir fry (two to three minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
- Cucumber Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, then use a small spoon and remove the seed/pulp down to within 1/4 of the peel. Slice each half into long thin strips about 1/8 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick. Cut the strips into 1 1/2 inch lengths. Place cucumber strips into a hot pan with a small amount of sesame oil, sprinkle very lightly with salt, and stir fry for one to two minutes. Set aside and let cool.
- Carrot Cut carrot into 1 1/2 inch sections, then slice each section lengthwise into 1/8 inch thick slices. Cut each slice into thin strips about 1/8 inch thick. Place carrot strips into a hot pan with a small amount of sesame oil and stir fry for two to three minutes, until tender-crisp. Set aside and let cool.
- Enoki mushrooms Separate enoki mushrooms then place in a hot pan with a small amount of sesame oil and stir fry for one minute. Set aside and let cool.
- Korean Chives Place Korean chives in a hot pan with a small amount of sesame oil and stir fry for one minute. Set aside and let cool.
- Eggs Separate yolks from whites. Combine yolks and whip together. Pour into a hot oiled pan in a thin layer (tilt pan back and forth to cover bottom of pan). Cook over medium heat until top is just firm, but bottom is not browned, flip and cook 15 to twenty seconds. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut into thin strips about 1/8 inch wide by 1 1/2 inch long. Repeat with egg whites.
- Wraps Combine flour, salt, milk/water and mix into a very thin batter. Lightly oil a small pan and heat over medium high heat. Spoon in just enough batter to make a very thin crepe like wrapper about two inches in diameter. Cook until top just begins to firm and bottom is very lightly browned, then flip and cook until very lightly browned (about 20 seconds). Repeat until batter is used up.
- Mix each sauce separately, and place in dipping containers.
- Place wraps in the center of a large serving plate and arrange the eight filling ingredients around the wrappers. Place Sauce containers to either side of the serving plate.
- How to eat Place a wrap on a small plate and place a small amount of each filling just off center in the wrap. Fold the “short side” over the filing then continue to roll. Dip in either of the dipping sauces and eat.