(V) Kimchi Pancake (Kimchi Jeon, 김치전)

This simple and delicious Kimchi pancake also referred to as kimchi Jeon is primarily made with sliced kimchi and flour batter. A great delicious vegetarian menu.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • Pan


  • 4 tsp 4 tsp of vegetable oil
  • 330 g Fully fermented vegan Kimchi (Sliced Chinese Cabbage)
  • 100 g Korean pancake mix (If not using Korean pancake mix, substitute with ½ cup plain flour and ⅛ tsp salt)
  • 200 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar


  • Mix fully fermented Kimchi and with Korean pancake flour (or flour substitute) in a bowl
  • Add water and brown sugar in the mix and mix well
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat with 2 tsp of vegetable oil and spread out the batter thinly and fry half of well mixed pancake batter for 3 minutes
  • Using a food turner, flip the pancake mix until the other side is properly cooked
  • Place pancake on a plate, sprinkle with chopped spring onion and sesame seed (optional) and serve with soy dipping sauce
  • Repeat with remaining oil and batter and serve with soy dipping sauce


For Garnish
Chopped spring onion optional
Sesame seed optional
Dipping sauce
​2 tsp soy sauce
½ tsp vinegar
¼-½ tsp Korean chilli powder (Gochugaru) optional
Keyword popular korean dish, korean pancake