Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancake) Recipe

Korean Scallion Pancake (Pajeon) - savory pancake with scallion and kimchi, amazing appetizer that you can't stop eating.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Scallion Pancake (Pajeon)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 93 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons kimchi juice
  • 2 stalks scallion, cut into small rounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil, for pan-frying

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced


  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the oil) in a bowl, stir the batter to blend well. Combine all the ingredients of the Dipping Sauce in a saucer.
  2. Heat up a pan and coat with some oil. Ladle some batter onto the pan to form a mini round pancake. Pan-fry for a couple of minutes until the bottom surface turns slightly brown, flip it over and cook the other side until slight brown. Dish out and repeat the same for the remaining batter.
  3. Serve the pajeon warm with the Dipping Sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you don't use the kimchi juice, add the same quantity (2-3 tablespoons) of water to the batter.

Nutrition Facts
Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancake) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 93
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 541mg24%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.