Pajeon (Korean Pancake) Seoul Travel Guide / November 07, 2016
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Pancakes are a favorite in any part of the world. Korean pancakes are a little different from the sweet, fluffy ones that we’ve grown to love, but they’re a big hit in this dynamic city, too.
Unlike the pancakes we’re used to having at breakfast, pajeon is savory, flavorful, and can be found any time of the day.
Loosely translated, pajeon means “green onion (pa) pancake (jeon)”, crediting to the abundance of green onions as main ingredient. Korean pancakes are often prepared with a variety of fillings such as squid, oysters, and mussels.
For a truly Korean flavor, try the kimchijeon. Far from being just a breakfast fare, locals love their pajeon with a side of soju, Korea’s most popular liquor.
Here are the best places to have pajeon in Seoul.
- NAKSEO PAJEON | Dongdaemun-gu
For thick, enormous, and generously filled pajeon
What to order: Octopus pajeon, Spicy chicken stew, Kimchi pajeon
Price range: 6,000 to 8,000 won ($5.28 to $7.04)
When: 14:00 – 02:00 daily
Where: 319-40 Huigyeong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
- GWANGJANG MARKET | Jongno-gu
For well-loved pajeon recipes that boast strong Korean flavors
What to order: Buchujeon, Kimchijeon, Nokdujeon
Pricing: 4,000 won ($3.52)
When: 07:00 – 19:00, daily except Sundays
Where: 6-1 Yeji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- CHAMSAE BANGATGAN | Jongno-gu
For a beautiful selection of Korean pancakes and Sujebi
What to order: Pajeon, Sujebi, Jjookkoomi Bokum
Price range: 6,000 to 10,000 won ($5.21 - $8.69)
When: 11:00 – 21:00 daily
Where: 102 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul