By Victoria

July 19, 2015

Basic Korean Styled Pancake

Here is a simple & modern twist on the delicious Korean styled pancake popularly known as "Pajeon." It's a savory pancake that's filling enough for lunch or a snack. This recipe is super easy & will definitely impress anyone. Not only are you cooking an international cuisine, but it's not a common type of cuisine compared to let's say your typical Italian spaghetti. Make this for someone & you'll look like an adventurous cooking badass to them.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

-1 cup of Korean pancake mix
-4/5 cup of cold water 
-(For a homemade batter, I've found that 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of cold water, & 1 tsp of salt whisked together works fine instead of the above)
-1/2 bunch of green onion (also known as scallion)
-3 tbsps of vegetable oil

To prepare the green onions, wash & dry. Cut off the stems. 

In a medium bowl, whisk the batter & water together until even.

Set your stove to medium heat. In a medium-large frying pan (note you want the frying pan to be able to contain the size of the green onions. They need to lay across the frying pan. If your green onions are too long, cut accordingly to fit.), add about 3 tbsp of vegetable oil (or enough to coat the frying pan). Make sure to swirl the oil around so that the pan is evenly coated.

Pour enough of your batter to coat the frying pan. I use a ladle to make it easy for pouring batter. Remember to swirl the batter around the pan so that it is even. Place your green onions in straight lines, alternating the tip & root on top of the batter across the whole pan.

Add the rest of your batter over the green onions & around the edges to cover the whole pan. Press down lightly on the batter to make sure the green onions are embedded in the batter. This is to prevent it from falling out.

Let it cook for about 2 mins or until you the see the mix solidifying & bottom turning yellow-brown.

Then flip over your pancake. Let it cook for a few more minutes or until the bottom is yellow-brown.

Voila! Turn off the heat & flip your pancake over to the side you started on. Slide it on to a plate & sprinkle some sesame seeds for taste.

Remember to eat with the special dipping soy sauce!

Title image via KoreaTaste


  1. I will tell my Korean bff to try to do cook this for breakfast! They look so delicious and they are easy and quick to prepare! :)

  2. This looks so good! I remember trying it once when my friend cooked it for me, I can't wait to try this recipe out for myself :)


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