Patjuk (Rice and Red Bean Porridge) refers to Korean red bean gruel. Patjuk is usually prepared during the winter months, the best time to eat warm gruel. Likewise, Patjuk is a porridge cooked with short -grain rice and sweet red beans. In old Korean tradition, Patjuk is believed to have a mysterious power to drive evil spirits away. According to Korean traditional folk beliefs, the color "red" is a symbolic color of positive energy which can defeat negative energy. Cooking and eating Patjuk is a ritual to prevent bad luck, epidemic disease, and comes from evil spirits. Red bean gruel also called Adzuki bean gruel is also said to ward off evil spirits, hence eating it brings good luck. Juk is the Korean word for gruel or porridge Patjuk is a porridge cooked with short-grain rice and sweet red beans. In old Korean tradition, Patjuk is believed to have a mysterious power to drive evil spirits away. According to Korean traditional folk beliefs, the color "red" is a symbolic color of positive energy which can defeat negative energy. Cooking and eating Patjuk is a ritual to prevent bad luck, epidemic disease, and comes from evil spirits. Patjuk is made from short-grain rice, sweet red bean and rice ball as its main ingredients.

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