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Korean Pancake/ Pa Jun Recipe

Pa Jun (Korean Pancake)


Korean Pancake (Pa Jun) Recipe

This is the most basic recipe using green onions (scallions) but you can add julienned carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers for extra flavor, color and nutrition. See note* below for seafood pa jun as pictured).

- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/4 cup rice flour **

- 1 cup very cold water

- 5 scallions, root ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces

- 1 teaspoon salt

- dash black pepper

- vegetable oil for panfrying

Prepare the ingredients:

Mix together flour(s), salt, and cold water, adding just enough cold water, a little at a time, mixing until the mixture has a thin pancake batter consistency.

Add the scallions and black pepper and mix gently.

Using a large skillet, add enough vegetable oil to thinly cover pan surface. Heat to medium heat.

Add 1/2 the batter to pan in a large flat circle (about 1/4 inch thick). Fry on both sides 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

Lower heat if necessary to prevent burning adding more oil if needed.

Remove to large dish or cutting board.

Pour remaining batter and repeat.

Cut each pancake into 4-8 pieces. (Traditionally, this is put on a dish whole, as shown in the picture ((below)), and using chopsticks, everyone takes a small portion - just a mouthful each time and dips it in a sauce that is also served).

Serve hot, dipping into soy sauce. Or make your own traditional Korean dipping sauce:

Traditional Korean Dipping Sauce

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2 tablespoons soy sauce,

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil,

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds,

1 teaspoon thinly sliced scallions, - if you like it spicier as I do - add 1/2 teaspoon dried red hot chili flakes or a couple dashes of hot sauce.

*Note - for a Seafood Pancake as pictured above, add to the batter 1/2 cup small raw oysters and 1/2 cup raw squid, cleaned and sliced.

** if rice flour isn't handy use 1 cup of all-purpose flour instead of 3/4.Makes 2 pancakes


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BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on October 10, 2011:

Thanks Eiddwen. I can eat this all winter. And I like that eggs are not necessary.

Eiddwen from Wales on October 10, 2011:

Another to bookmark into my best recipe slot.

Thanks for sharing and here's to many more to share.

Take care


BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on March 31, 2011:

You're welcome toknowinfo. This was my all time favorite food in S.Korea - outstanding. And so simple. Mmmmmmm.

toknowinfo on March 31, 2011:

This is so interesting. Thanks for expanding my recipe world.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 26, 2010:

You're welcome - this was one of my favorite foods in Korea and you don't need eggs to do it. Thanks for the up vote! Yay!

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on July 26, 2010:

Wow, that looks really tasty. I will have to give this recipe a try sometime. Thanks!

Voted up.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 01, 2010:

It does look great, doesn't it habee - and tastes just as great as it looks. I think you may enjoy it. Thanks for commenting!

Holle Abee from Georgia on January 31, 2010:

I've never eaten this - yum!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 28, 2009:

You're very welcome Delores Monet! It was magnificent - food should thrill us - and this did!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on September 28, 2009:

Boy does that look good and beautiful too. Also inexpensive and quick. I need to write this one down. Thanks!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on August 09, 2009:

Hope you can use the kitchen Paul Kim - pa jun is one of the best foods in the world! I mean that!

Paul Kim on August 09, 2009:

Awesome! My mouth is watering!!

I must try to make those "Pa Jun" someday...

...If mom let me use the kitchen...

Paul Kim on August 09, 2009:

Awesome! My mouth is watering!!

I must try to make those "Pa Jun" someday...

...If mom lets me use the kitchen...

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 20, 2009:

Glad you like Korean food, Dheeraji! I had the pleasure of living in S. Korea over a 4 year period - and not only was I treated so very very well, but the food was outstanding and healthy (my cholesterol went down 40 points in 3 months and I was eating and eating and eating).

One of my favorites dishes was that big beautiful seafood pa jun - there are different kinds. Thrillsville!

Thanks for writing!

Dheeraji from Leicestershire on July 20, 2009:

Hey BkCreative,

I love Korean food and this recipe to make Korean pancakes looks so lovely and delightful. I'll have to make the dish for myself :)

Great hub! Very informative

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 13, 2009:

Hi frogyfish - glad you liked this hub. This is one of my all time favorite dishes from the time I lived in S. Korea. I couldn't eat it too often.

I'd like to know how it turns out with chicken. Sounds interesting! Maybe you will post the recipe!

frogyfish from Central United States of America on July 13, 2009:

This sounds delicious and healthy too! I will have to try this, maybe with chicken though as shrimp does not like me! I liked your weird pies hub, but enjoyed this new idea just as much! Thank you!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 10, 2008:

Thanks Denny Lyon, it probably is very similar - just with a different name.

It is so good!!!!

Denny Lyon from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on December 10, 2008:

This looks familiar like what our ama/housekeeper used to make when we lived in Taiwan. She was fabulous and used to make long noodles like the celebrity cook Martin Yan used to do. Thanks for posting this recipe, yummm!

From a grateful fellow foodie, ~ d

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 04, 2008:

Hey Joyce!

Looooved your message!!!!!!

Yep, it's me!


Joyce - Cheese Lovers on September 04, 2008:

Is this you? Why should I be surprised?? I am now going to go back and copy this and I will probably give it a shot. I don't cook like I used to - mostly because it's just me. I have changed since last and am trying to change back. I just got back from a week on L.I. It was great seeing my oldest and dearest friend (57 years oldest) after maybe 2 years, but I visited a friend I used to work with, Matron of Honor for, and haven't seen in 20 yrs? Scary!! Anyway, I want to tell you how proud I am of you for all your accomplishments, which totally blow my mind. Now that I'm getting better and more myself, I would really like to try to come down and visit. Agoraphobia is a bitch, but I have been taking many steps to come back (but like anything else there's always a kick in the ass waiting for you). If you want and if you have time to, send me your phone number. I'm sure you're very busy and might not have time so I understand. But being that I asked for yours, I'll give you mine - (518) 273-2101.

Always the kind of screwed up Cancer

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 04, 2008:

Thanks Lord Bryan!

And Junh, I lived in Seoul off and on during a recent 5 year period. Fell in love with the people, the culture and of course the wonderful food! Fortunately, I live in NYC where I can get all the ingredients at a local Korean market or just go to a restaurant.

junh on September 03, 2008:

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so come check out my <a href="">Korean recipe</a> blog.


Lord Bryan on September 03, 2008:

Sounds yummy. It seems it is so easy, even I can do it. Next time I have guests over, maybe I will do all the cooking myself. This would be perfect for a non-cooker.


BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on August 29, 2008:


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