Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kimchi Buchimgae (Korean Kimchi Pancakes) & Award


Kimchi Buchimgae is one of my favorite Korean snacks ever! My mom used to make these on rainy days or when it was cold out. It is incredibly easy to fix but tastes wonderful. If you have homemade kimchi, wait until it is about 2 weeks old so that it's texture would be nice and soft when it is cooked. You can add other vegetables if you want to, like zucchini or bell peppers but I like mine plain with some kimchi and chili peppers.

Kimchi Buchimgae

Ingredients:

1 cup kimchi, chopped
1 cup flour or Korean buchimgae flour (You can find it at oriental stores)
1 cup water (You may add less water for a thicker texture. I like light texture with more water but you can add about 2/3 cup water.)
1/4 cup kimchi juice (the juice from the kimchi container)
1 serano chili pepper, sliced (you can seed it or use the seeds for spicier buchimgae)
1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:

In a large bowl, combine kimchi, flour, water, kimchi juice, chili pepper, and salt and mix well with a spoon, until the flour is not lumpy.

Heat oil (about 1 tablespoon) on a flat pan over medium-high heat, add about 1/2 cup full mixture on to the pan and cook about 1-2 minutes on each side or until the pancakes are reddish brown.

Serve with soy sauce if desired.

Enjoy!

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41 comments:

  1. YUM! Was going to make chigae or bokkum tonight but I might have to rethink that :) Looks delish!

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  2. I swear you have some of the best recipes. I definitely know where to go for delicious Korean dishes to try.

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  3. Well well... this is quite nostalgic :)

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  4. I love Korean Pancakes! my fav of all time has got to be Scallion Pancakes! Pure Heaven!

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  5. Kimchi is something I've been meaning to try. Haven't quite been brave enough yet. Heh.

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  6. Oh Bob, you should definitely try Kimchi sometime. I know many people are afraid of trying it because it is way different from what they're used to but many find it fresh and delicious. :) I like freshly made kimchi. I never liked the ones that had been buried for a long time during winter. :)

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  7. Yummm....this is my favourite. Sometimes I make these pancakes and sometimes I make Chinese scallion pancakes. I just love Korean food....so delicious!

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  8. Oh, Sook,

    Of all the things that could have happened with the mention on FoodieBlogroll, this is the nicest serendipity, I think. Your site is just beautiful, and that first picture!!!---we are Kimchi fanatics.

    I have a big old jar of the Napa/turnip in my fridge right now, with floaty flecks of red pepper coloring the lovely marinade.

    I thank you for your comment on Lawn Tea; the roast itself was wonderful---we had it as pulled pork sandwiches Sunday night, then at noon today, I sliced enough neat slices to cover the bottom of a baking pan, layered on sliced onion, small-cut cubes of potato, and several cups of shredded cabbage.

    I poured on some chicken stock with a little garlic, soy sauce, and a bit of cornstarch to thicken as it bakes, and it's perfuming the whole downstairs.

    Thank you for visiting, and I'll certainly be back!

    rachel

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  9. I've been hearing a lot of kimchi lately (blogging and on the tv). Definitely something that I need to try. These look perfectly browned and yummy!

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  10. Kimchi pancakes are awesome! : )

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  11. My daughter is in Seoul and eats these all the time.

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  12. Pancakes looks incredible Sook, congrats on ur award, thats so nice of u to share with me, am honoured..

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  13. These look so good! Reminds me of Chinese "onion pancakes" too.

    Congrats on the award! You deserve it.

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  14. I have to try kimchi! They look delicious.

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  15. Kimchi pancakes sound so unique, I have to try them for sure!

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  16. I would have never thought to use kimchi in pancakes. This looks really good.

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  17. That looks delicious and a unique one in pancakes,havent tasted korean food yet,got to try this one to know how it is...and congraz on ur awards sook,hope lots more come your way for your wonderful blog

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  18. Wow.. nice recipe Sook!.. looks delicious.. and totally new to me:).. I would love to try it some time!

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  19. YUM! My husband always raves about his mom's pajun and buchimgae.... it's made me scared to try because I know I won't get it right :-) your recipe looks easy and delicious, though -- maybe I'll get the courage to try!

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  20. I just recently tried kimchi pancakes and was immediately taken by them! I didn't realize how easy they are to make, so I will definitely have to try making them one day. But, I'm unsure of what kind of kimchi to buy since I've only had it in restaurants. Can you recommend a good brand? We have tons of 99 Ranch Markets nearby!

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  21. This is the first time that I am going to see a version of this pancake. Thanks for sharing. This looks so healthy.

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  22. i am such a huge fan of kimchi. my husband tries to make it all the time, but somehow it never comes out right. we'll just have to keep trying, i guess. then when we perfect that, we can finally make kimchi pancakes, haha.

    btw, congrats on the kreativ blogger award!

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  23. OOH I saw my niece eating this on Face Book when she went to korea and it looked so good that Ive been wanting it make it since...but ill have to make kimchi first..this is a keeper TQ!!

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  24. Wow these sound interesting. I've never tried kimchi.

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  25. I love kim chee and I would definitely love this beautiful dish!

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  26. Those are making my mouth water just from looking at them! :)

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  27. I'll make some the next time it rain! mas-issneun!

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  29. I would love to try this, it looks so delicious! I would love to be adventuruous and try to make kimchee.

    Please go vote for my team's cake if you have time!

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  30. this is a new and interesting recipe,
    i must try this one day...

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  31. My daughter has been living in Seoul for a year and a half now. I'll pass this along to her...I'm sure she'll have advice on making Kimchi when she returns.

    We have a huge Asian market in New England now and I can't wait to get there.

    Thanks Sook!

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  32. My aunt who lives in Seoul promised to send me a kimchi recipe as she claims it's a lot better than a bottled one. Unfortunately I have not received the Kimchi recipe yet haha... My family loves kimchi. I do have buy the bottled one though... it's a staple in my fridge... love the idea of kimchi pancake!

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  33. Skip to Malou,

    Please feel free to check out my kimchi recipe. http://myfabulousrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-make-kimchi.html

    Thanks for your comment!

    Sook

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  34. Wow this is really a cool idea!

    I still have not ventured into making Kimchi...

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  35. Mmmmm, I love kimchi! Those pancakes look so good.

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  36. Sook, I have said it before, but I must say it again... gorgeous photos and tempting recipes. It all looks irresistible.

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  37. Those kimchi pancakes look great! they are one of my favorites.

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  38. I love kimchis so these pancakes sound about perfect. I've never heard of this flour so I need to do a bit of exploring to check it out. Thanks for all the awesome looking recipes. They look amazing.

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