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These savory Korean pancakes are perfect for parties, brunch or even breakfast. Delicious and very easy. 

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Party Food
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword asian, korean, brunch,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 1 tbsp. Oil per large pancake /or 2-3 small ones


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp. Red Chili Paste gochujang (or you can add chili pepper flakes instead) *both optional
  • 10-12 FL Oz 1.25-1.5 cup water, more if needed

Filling options:

  • 6 Scallions chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper sliced/or chopped
  • 1 red pepper sliced/or chopped
  • 1 orange/yellow pepper sliced/or chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced


  1. Combine together pancake batter mix with an egg, salt, red chili paste, and water. It needs to be thinner than pancake batter and similar to crepe batter.
  2. Wash and chop all the veggies, then add them to the already mixed batter.
  3. Preheat skillet/frying pan and add oil. When oil starts to be hot and before smoking point, turn the heat down, from high to medium-high and add about 1/2-2/3 cup of batter (depending on how large you want it) and spread it to one end to the other, work fast. (Or Add less batter for smaller pancakes)
  4. When you can't see anymore wet on top and it looks crispy on the bottom, turn it on the other side and press a bit with a spatula.
  5. Allow it to cook for a minute or until is crunchy on the other side, then turn again and give it a few more seconds to cook.
  6. Take it out and let it cool down for a minute or two before cutting. Continue adding oil while making pancakes, or until all the batter is used.
  7. Garnish with more scallions.
  8. Serve it with dipping sauce: Korean chili pepper flakes, chopped 3-4 scallions, finely minced garlic, 3 tbsp. Rice vinegar, 2 tbsp. Water, a drizzle of sesame oil and 1/2 cup soy sauce (lite) and you can toss in toasted sesame seeds and/or some sliced jalapeño peppers or red chilies, sweetened it with sugar or honey to your taste; mix.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use Pancake Batter MIX, which to be honest, I like much better, but when I am out this is how I make it. You can find this batter mix in Korean, International markets/stores or online.
  • You can use any other vegetables with scallions/or make it just with scallions. Some of you might say, oh that's not how it's made.
  • I think we all make food to please our family and you can make it more traditionally using thinner scallions, almost like a very young scallions and placing them whole (after washing and trimming) on the hot oil, pour over the batter and then drizzle all over mixed egg, turn over after it's crispy on the bottom and then cook on the other side until perfectly crispy and golden; but since I served it to the kids and they don't like to chew on whole scallions, I chopped them and mixed all together.
  • You can keep the unused batter in an airtight container overnight and up to two days; just add more liquid if needed and mix before cooking.