Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Korean Pancakes/Pajeon

Diana gave me a big bag of Korean pancake mix and it had been sitting in my pantry for a while now. I finally decided to try my hand in making Korean pancakes/Pa jeon. This pancake is very simple to make. All you have to do is mix the flour with some water; add in your favorite veggies like carrots, green onions, cabbage, mushrooms and any kind of seafood of your choice. You can omit the seafood for a vegetarian version.


3/4 cup Korean pancake mix
1 cup water
12 shrimps - peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped
1 small carrot, grated
1 cup grated cabbage
3 green onions, thinly sliced
5 button mushrooms – thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Dipping sauce:

3 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar

1. In a large bowl add the pancake mix, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add the water and whisk until smooth. If the batter is looking too thick, add a little more water. The consistency should be like heavy cream, not too watery. Add in the chopped seafood (if using), all the vegetables and mix well.
2. Heat a tbsp of vegetable oil in a nonstick pan over medium high heat. Ladle about 1/3 of the batter into the pan and spread it evenly in the pan. Cook until the bottom is crisp and golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
3. Cut the pancakes into wedges and serve with dipping sauce.
4. For the spicy dipping sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients together.

Note: Adjust the spiciness of the dipping sauce according to your own taste.


j3ss kitch3n said...

this is really 1 of my favorite dish!
looks yummy and easy! thanks for sharing!

Kitchen Corner said...

This pancake looks very delicious and appetizing! It looks like quite similar to the Okonomiyaki. By the way, where can I get this pancake mix?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

simple and nice pancake. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Jeannie said...

Your pancakes looks so perfectly golden! I could eat lots of those especially with the shrimps in them:D Happy new year!

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Another nice food from you! Also I think I should let you know that I've quoted your Pulut Tai Tai recipe in my post. Thanks!

MaryMoh said...

That's the best pancake mix I think. I really like it and make it often. It gives really good texture. I love to add kimchi into the pancake, too. Wishing you a great 2011!

ReeseKitchen said...

Hi Gert,
This looks tempting. Normally I don't fancy Korean food much, but this one I'll like to try..heehee!
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you and family..:)

Cheah said...

Haven't had this before. Thanks for sharing.

Pete said...

I ate this nice pancake in a Korean restaurant recently. Nice!

tinyskillet said...

Yum! I almost got a bite of that last photo there!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, I would love to try this.

Unknown said...

This is a super idea for kids, and adults. Savory pancake with beggies, yum.

kak rus said...

Wow...looks so yummy....Terima kasih for sharing

Babe_KL said...

Gee I never knew it was this easy! Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you and your family a splendid year ahead with good tidings coming your way. Happy New Year!

My Asian Kitchen said...

I also bought a pack of Korean pancake flour and just use once..still have more then 1/2 pack sitting in the pantry...maybe I can make pancake again tmorrow!! hmmm Diana must also like kdrama now!!lol!!

Pei-Lin said...

Haha! That was very sweet of Diana! I once tried Korean pancake at a Korean restaurant in Ampang. Think they were stingy on the additional ingredients. Not happy with it. I'll try making it when time allows. I can be generous with the toppings then. LOL!

Happy 2011!!

ICook4Fun said...

J3ss, you are welcome.

Grace, I am not sure where you can get the mix in Singapore. In Malaysia you might be able to get it from JJ or Isetan at the Japanese food section.

Sonia, wishing you A Happy New Year too.

Jeannie, Happy New Year to you too.

Ah Tze, thanks for the mentioned.

Mary, I like this pancake too as I get to add in any ingredients I like :)

Reese, I am not a fan of Korean food either but I do like this pancakes. Do try it out. Happy New Year to you and your family too.

Cheah, do try it out if you have a chance.

Pete, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, ha ha..

LCOM, hope you try this out. I am sure your girls would love this.

Jennifurla, yes you can add any type of vegetables in it.

Kak Rus, you are most welcome. I dah singgah kat blog you :)

Babe, you are welcome. Happy New Year to you too.

Lesley, nope she is not a fan of Korean soap but she love Jap food though. She bought this from the Japanese supermarket.

Pei-lin, she is a great young lady. She always call me when she shops and check what I want from there :)