Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Korean Pancake 한국어 팬케이크 (Pajeon)


Check out how to make these Korean Pancake 한국어 팬케이크 (Pajeon) with video tutorial.

I adore Korean food.  Besides the famous Korean BBQ, their pancakes are definitely on top of my list as well.  Today, I’ll show you how to make this simple Korean Pancake 파전 (Pajeon).  Pajeon is a savory pancake, usually made with green onions.  The pancake batter usually consists of eggs, flour, rice flour, green onions, and often other additional ingredients depending on the variety.  Usually beef, bork, kimchi, or seafood are commonly used.  Today, I used the imitation crab meat, which is a very popular companion to the Asian ramen. 

Check out how to make these Korean Pancake 한국어 팬케이크 (Pajeon) with video tutorial.

Check out how to make these Korean Pancake 한국어 팬케이크 (Pajeon) with video tutorial.


Compare to the Chinese Green Onion Pancakes, Pajeon is less dense in texture and is not made from a dough, but a batter instead.  I’ve been making these Korean Pancakes quite often.  Sometimes, I add a tablespoon of Korean Chili Paste in the batter for more flavors and a little spiciness.  For the kids’, I usually leave it out.  If you love spicy food, definitely give the chili paste a try.  It’s not too spicy and it adds a depth of umami flavor to the pancake.  I serve it with a soy sauce based dipping sauce and it’s the  perfect company for these pancakes.  Want to see how I made it, check out the video tutorial below.

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Check out how to make these Korean Pancake 한국어 팬케이크 (Pajeon) with video tutorial.

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Ingredients used:
Korean Chili Paste (Click here for more information)
Rice Vinegar (Click here for more information)

Korean Pancake:

Ingredients for dipping sauce:

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
a pinch of white pepper
a pinch of toasted sesame seeds

Ingredients for the Pancake:

6 imitation crab meat, cut in half
2 green onion, cut into 2-inch long
1 egg, slightly beaten
6 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon Korean Chili Paste (optional)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for cooking)

To prepare the dipping sauce:

In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together until sugar dissolves.  Set aside.

To prepare the pancake:

In a large mixing bowl, add flour, water, salt, and Korean chili paste (if using).  Whisk until well incorporated. In a large skillet, add the oil over medium heat.  Arrange crab meat and green onion in the pan.  Add the batter and cook for 1 minute.

Then, add the egg on top and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.  Flip the pancake once and cook the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes.  Transfer to serving place and cut into wedges.  Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy!


  1. Your video is so sweet!
    I have tried making some with not great sucess..I will try yours:)

    Love the Chili paste addition..must make things taste even better.

  2. A very nice recipe. I would love to give this a try.

  3. It looks very pretty and appetizing!

  4. I love Korean food too, but I haven't tried many pajeon. Yours look very simple and I love that you used imitation crab meat. With a little of gochujang, ohh so GOOD! I really wish I could have some now!