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Nine different foods in Gujeolpan

by KnowingKorea

Gujeolpan, or nine section plate, is one of the most colorful dishes in Korean traditional cuisine. Nine different foods are assorted on an octagonal plate with nine sections, sorted by color and ingredients. Eight sections are filled with meat, seafood, and vegetables, and in the center section is a stack of small pancakes, thin as rice papers. Recent variations use different plates instead of the traditional nine section wooden plate.