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Food from the Harry Potter series of books is brought to life by chefs from the Hyatt Grand Seoul. Clockwise from left: Butterbeer, Pumpkin Fizz, Ice Mice and tripe soup. By Kwen Hyek-jae

Before butterbeer was a real drink, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling once said it would taste a little bit like “less-sickly butterscotch.” It used to be that you could only get a pint of butterbeer from The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. Now the frothy beverage is one of the most popular drinks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.

J.K. Rowling had a way of bringing her charming culinary creations to life in the pages of her Harry Potter series.

From quidditch players pie to pumpkin pasties and acid pops, bloggers, chefs and other Muggles the world over have made her creations into real-life recipes.

There is even a popular English-language cookbook entitled “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory,” which brings the books’ food to life.

The JoongAng Ilbo teamed up with chefs at the Grand Hyatt Seoul to try our hand at some of Rowling’s creations.



From “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” butterbeer was one of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s favorite drinks. Butterbeer is supposed to be nonalcoholic.

In the books, it is served warm when Harry and friends visit The Three Broomsticks.

Ingredients for a single jug of butterbeer: 150 milliliters of milk, 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar, 10 grams of butter, 1 egg yolk, a handful of chocolate shavings.

* Directions
1. Mix egg yolk and milk together in a bowl.
2. Soften the butter on a heated pan.
3. Mix steps 1 and 2 into a pan and add brown sugar. Stir well and simmer.
4. Serve the beverage in a jug and top it off with chocolate shavings.

* Review
Our taste testers said the mixture of milk foam and butter was better than expected. Just as in the novel, butterbeer has an immediate warming effect.

Pumpkin Fizz

When Gryffindor defeats Ravenclaw in a quidditch match, Harry and his friends celebrate their victory by sipping Pumpkin Fizz - a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, soda and ice.

Ingredients for a single glass of Pumpkin Fizz: 100 grams of pumpkin puree, 10 milliliters of lemon juice, 150 milliliters of lemon-lime soda (i.e. Chilsung Cider) and a few ice cubes

* Directions
1. To make the puree, cut pumpkin into small pieces, remove seeds and pulp. Boil pumpkin pieces in water until they are tender and soft.
2. Add lemon juice and soda and mix well. Crush ice cubes and add them to your Pumpkin Fizz.

* Review
Pumpkin Fizz is first tangy. But the pumpkin’s sweetness creates a pleasant aftertaste. It is lighter than ordinary pumpkin juice and has a moderately sweet and sour taste.

Ice Mice

Harry and his friends often visited Hogsmeade Village on the weekend, where they went to Honeydukes, a famous sweet shop. One of their favorite candies was Ice Mice, a sweet that makes your teeth chatter and squeak.

For our recipe, patissier Park Kyu-bong covered mice-shaped ice cream with crushed castella, a Japanese style sponge cake.

Ingredients for six Ice Mice: 360 grams of vanilla ice cream, 60 grams of castella, a handful of sliced almonds, a chocolate bar

* Directions
1. Shape two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a mouse.
2. Tear the castella into very fine pieces and spread over your mouse-shaped ice cream.
3. Using small pieces of chocolate, make its eyes, nose and ears with sliced almonds.
4. Melt the remaining chocolate, pour it into the shape of a long tail and let it solidify.

* Review
It looks a little gross, but once I bit into it, my Ice Mouse offered a well-blended mixture of vanilla ice cream and sponge cake.

Tripe soup

Tripe soup was served to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s faculty.

Chef Kwon Hee-yeol brought the tripe soup into the real world using tomatoes and cow tripe.

Ingredients for two portions of tripe soup: 200 grams of tripe, 2 celery sticks, 2 carrots, 2 onions, 6 tomatoes, 2 red and 2 green peppers, 2 garlic, one bay leaf, 100 milliliters of red wine, a pinch of pepper, salt and beef consomme.

* How to make
1. Rinse tripe thoroughly and sprinkle a pinch of salt.
2. Boil tripe for about two hours together with 1 celery stick, onion and carrot.
3. When tripe becomes tender, slice it into chunky pieces and season with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Do not throw away the water after boiling the tripe.
4. Chop 1 celery stick, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 garlic and 1 pepper and saute together with olive oil.
5. Add the tripe, tomato and red wine to step 4 with crushed tomatoes. Add another pinch of salt and pepper.
6. Add leftover tripe water to step 5 and simmer for an hour.
7. Depending on one’s preference, add beef consomme.

* Review
Just the look of it makes you want to vomit. But the taste of the tomato diminishes the unpopular odor of the tripe.

By Yoon Seo-hyun [so@joongang.co.kr]

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