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Kimchi Pancakes
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5 from 6 votes

Kimchi pancakes

When you have some kimchi left in the refrigerator, you make pancakes out of them!
Servings: 4 people


  • Kimchi - 2 cups
  • Flour  - 1 cup
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Korean red chili flakes gochugaru - 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon optional, if you are using aged kimchi


  • Cut the kimchi into small pieces. Then use scissor to chop them into even smaller pieces (~2 cm). Place them into a large mixing bowl.
  • Place flour, water and red chili flakes into mixing bowl as well (add sugar if you're using old kimchi). Thoroughly mix together.
  • Put frying pan on medium-high heat. Then add oil and reduce to medium heat. Use a soup ladle and pour two spoonfuls of batter. Press down on the batter with the soup ladle and gently mold into a circle.
  • Fry on each side for 30 seconds and check that each side turns golden brown (leave on for longer if needed)


  • Double-check the expiration date on your flour - I've made this mistake more than once!
  • Tastes best when served hot!
  • Recipe inspired by Chef Baek Jong Won
  • Watch video below for hands-on direction