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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Homemade Korean Pancakes

While we're still HOT on Korean food trail, let me rant on a simple to make, yet utterly delicious Korean snack, the Korean pancake, or Pajeon. I won't divulge the recipe, mainly because I did not make these myself. Haha ... My aunt cooked them. For the recipe, just Google Pajeon, and various recipes will be enlisted.

Pajeon - Good for breakfast, or a light lunch.

Aunt buy a pre-mixed flour for the batter, easily obtainable from the supermarket. The ingredients may vary, according to personal preference.

Close up shot of the pan-fried pancake with prawns, kuchai (chives), scallions and onions.

Aunt generously peppered her version with middle-sized prawns, from Kuala Selangor no less. The fresh prawns are sweet in nature, and provided a nice bite with its springy texture. If I remembered correctly, she mentioned about the addition of cheese in the pancake too, but of course, I could be wrong. Hehe ....

Bottles of sauces to choose from ...

The pancake should not be eaten alone. Pair it with the Korean Bibimbap Chilli Sauce named Bibimbap Gochujang. Made from seasoned red pepper paste, with various vegetables thrown in for good measure, the sauce added a sweet,sourish, and mildly spicy taste to the pancakes. Korean meals are never complete without this bottle of goodness. Pick it up from a store near you. (Hehe ... Sounds like an ad, ya?)

Of course, you can choose to have it plain, or with other sauces, such as the Okono-miyaki (Japanese pizza) sauce and mayo combination (see pic above). But then, it defeats the purpose of an authentic Korean pizza, no?


Ciki said...

alamak.. i thot u made em.. ! potong steam! lol. the pancakes look gooooood ;P

Anonymous said...

wow, so lucky u.. having such a good aunt.. hehe.. learn frm ur aunt ma... then benefit us nxt time by making it to us?? good idea? :)

J2Kfm said...

cumi & ciki : haha, if only i knew how to make them.

kca : haha, y dun U learn the recipe, then make for us? :)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this is awesome, would love to try!

Elin Chia said... tempting leh. :) and show us the close-up one summore...' Lau how sui lo '. If my Piggy gal see this, she will harass me to make for her (",)

J2Kfm said...

BBO : yeah, it was indeed delicious.

elinluv : hehe, its healthy (at least I hope it is =P) ... try it, its just like normal Chinese pancake, with a twist