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Kimchi jeon - Korean savory pancake with kimchi

Kimchi jeon (김치전) indicates the Korean savory pancake with kimchi (spicy fermented Chinese cabbage).

It is a very simple and tasty preparation, typical of home cooking and incredibly popular, usually served accompanied by soju or makgeolli as a banchan ("side dish") or as a simple snack.

There are many varieties of Korean savory pancakes, the most common are those made with spring onion, meat and potatoes, seafood, mung beans and of course this one made with kimchi.


  • about 5 tablespoons of water

  • about 5 tablespoons of flour

  • kimchi cut into small pieces

  • 1 pinch of sugar

  • 1/2 finely chopped onion

  • 1 finely chopped spring onion

  • vegetable oil


  • Prepare the batter by mixing the flour, onion, spring onion, kimchi and water.

  • Heat the pan with some vegetable oil. Add the mixture and shape into a flat pancake. Cook until dark golden and then turn. Continue to cook.

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