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5 Unusual Korean Pancakes

What comes to your mind when you hear the word pancake? Sweet? Maple syrup and Chocolate sauce? Pancakes don’t always have to be sweet and sugary, they can be savoury too. Add a twist to your usual pancakes with these unusual Korean pancakes. Ever heard of pancakes with green onions? Or pancakes with chillies, potatoes, shrimps and tuna? We have it all.

Here are a 5 quick and easy pancake recipes to look forward to

Tuna Pancake (Chamchijeon)

Tuna in a pancake. How heavenly does that sound? Get some tuna, onions, garlic, salt, black pepper, sesame oil, egg, and flour and watch the magic unfold on a pan. Not only is this easy and unusual but it is also healthy, as tuna contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Green Chilli pepper pancake (Gochujeon)

On a chilled winter morning, this pancake can get your body temperatures up and soaring. Green chilli peppers, onions and fish sauce what more could you ask for in a pancake? With a crispy crust and the spicy chillies, this delightful combination makes for a perfect breakfast.

Kimchi pancake (Kimchijeon)

Kimchi has got to be the most popular dish in Korea. So how can there not be a kimchi-inspired pancake? Take some kimchi and onions, add them to your pancake batter and voila! This has got to be one of the easiest pancake recipes, ever. Kimchijeon tastes amazing when eaten right off the pan.

Here’s how you make the delicious 10 minute Kimchi pancake.

Korean Kimchi pancake

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Green Onion pancake (Pajeon)

Green onions are refreshing, crunchy and yummy. Not only do they add a distinct flavour to any dish but they also make it colourful. You can also get creative while making this pancake by experimenting with the other ingredients like shallots, bell peppers,  salmon, crabs just about anything you like and let your imagination run wild with this one.

green onion pancake- 5 Unusual Korean Pancakes

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Potato pancake (Gamjajeon)

Potato pancakes are extremely popular in Korea because of the delicious potatoes that grow in the Gangwon province. Of all the pancakes, potato pancakes require the least of ingredients and have always been a hit amongst people of all age groups. This pancake can be a part of your meal throughout the day. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner it will taste just as good.

Potato pancakes- 5 Unusual Korean Pancakes

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Try these unusual Korean pancakes and change how you start your days.

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