Hearty Kimchi Pancake...with Beef

A delicious and unique pancake recipe using one of Korea's most popular side dishes, kimchi.
  • Prep time 35 mins
  • Cook time 15 mins
  • Yields 4 servings
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  • Recipe Submitted By Judy L


  • 175 mL sliced beef
  • 45 mL Korean BBQ sauce
  • 15 mL honey
  • 10 mL soy sauce
  • 90 mL kimchi broth/juice
  • 1 egg
  • 225 mL flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pinches of sugar
  • 60 mL milk
  • 225 mL chopped kimchi
  • 5 mL oil


  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cutting board and knife
  • chopsticks
  • non-stick pan
  • spatula
  • serving dish


  1. Chop the meat into small strips.
  2. Mix the BBQ sauce, honey and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Add the meat and marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the meat in the pan on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until brown.
  4. Chop the kimchi into bite-size pieces.
  5. Measure 90 mL of the kimchi broth/juice into a small bowl. Add the egg and mix together.
  6. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and sugar together. Then add milk and the kimchi broth/egg mixture and combine.
  7. Stir the cooked meat and chopped kimchi into the batter.
  8. Turn the heat up to medium high and add a little bit of oil to the non-stick pan. Spread half of the batter into the sizzling pan. Use a pair of chopsticks to spread the batter until it is thin.
  9. Cook on each side for about 3–5 minutes. Repeat for the second half of the batter.
  10. Let the pancakes cool, then serve. Enjoy!

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