Follow a novice cook on her way to great Asian foodom!

Hi everyone! LONG time no see, I am not too proud to leave you guys hanging, though this is my 200th posting, and I was waiting to share something very special. Even though I’ve been cooking and testing recipes on a regular basis, but nothing seemed worthy of being the “IT” posting. In my mind since this is a big milestone, I wanted something sophisticated, something that will show I am no longer the fumbling idiot that started this blog January of 2010, make sense right? The funny thing is the recipe I am sharing today (it got lots of interests on Weeknite Meals’ Facebook page) is probably the MOST SIMPLE dish I’ve ever made in the last 2 and half years. It might not be labor intensive, but it does represent what this blog is about: Comfort food that’s simple to make on a week night, so my family and I can enjoy a tasty, healthy meal without breaking the bank.

Before sharing the recipe, I wanted to thank all of you for visiting this humble blog. When I decided to start food blogging, I had no idea what a supportive community this is, I love the warm comments my foodie friends make. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned from y’all, the pure joy I experience from watching my family enjoying their dinner is priceless, I am now able to share recipes with my Mom (who is an expert cook), discuss cooking methods, and help her out in the kitchen effortlessly when we go visit. The dorkiest thing is I find myself feeling thrilled about grocery shopping, because I know the new recipes I will be able to look up and try out, the possibilities are endless. Woo Hoo to being a cook!

OK here we go, my 200th non-sophisticated recipe, hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup of Korean Pancake Mix
  • 1.25 cup of cold water
  • 1 small bag of frozen seafood (mine had imitation crabs, mussels, shrimps, squid rings), defrosted
  • 2 stalks of green onions (sliced thinly)
  • 2 T of cooking oil

Directions:

  • In a medium size bowl, mix the water and pancake mix together thoroughly
  • Heat up a frying pan, when hot, add the cooking oil, swirl to cover the pan
  • Pour the pancake mix into the hot pan, sprinkle the seafood in, then add the green onions. I used a spatula to press the seafood in since the pancake mix started to harden pretty quickly.
  • Turn the fire to medium and cook for 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes, you can cook it longer for crispier texture, but make sure don’t burn it.
  • Voila, it’s done, cut the pancake into smaller servings and share with loved ones!

If you don’t have access to the Korean Pancake Mix, my friend Sissi over at With A Glass has another version of the recipe, check it out here>

 

 

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Comments on: "Easy Korean Seafood Pancake" (20)

  1. Congrats on your 200th post!!! Whoo hoo! I remember I celebrated 100th but after that I forgot to keep track. Hehe. What delicious pancakes! Do you have a specific Korean pancake mix that you love? If so, let me know so I will try finding the same one. I’ve been testing Korean pancakes with different recipes (from scratch), but my husband always say “it’s a bit different from Korean restaurant”…. We have pretty authentic Korean restaurants around so my taste testers (family) are pretty picky!!!! Well I know that myself too…so I’m still testing different recipes… Keep up great work Cindy!

    • Thank you Nami! I am glad WordPress keeps track of my postings, being a disorganized person, there’s no way I would know which entry I’ve gotten, haha!

      This is the first time I tried to make Korean pancake, Jon said it should be crispier the next time (more cooking time in the frying pan), but the texture and taste was pretty good. I used this mix: http://lh4.ggpht.com/-yLY2Rw7SbK4/Thub30LRPbI/AAAAAAAAAnE/a2W8rIK23h0/pancake1%25255B4%25255D.jpg. BTW Do you get offended when your husband is not complimentary toward your cooking? I have gotten much better about it, but it’s still hard to slave over the stove and get a “Oh it’s not the same as the restaurant…” Trinity is mostly very supportive, but there are certain food that she demands for Jon to cook (like his famous fried rice), she insists it’s not the same when I cook it, even if I follow the exact steps and ingredients, strange huh?

  2. 200th posting. Congrats, Cindy! I like Korean pancakes and I used to work with this lady that makes it all the time. This pancakes that you made look very appetizing and I could have several servings. Good to see you back, Cindy!

    ~ ray ~

    • Thank you so much Ray, sorry about the whole spam comment deal, that must have been very frustrating! I am happy to be back, took too long of a break from this wonderful community!

      The pancake’s texture turned out real well, of course that has nothing to do with me, the mix did all the job. I might need to make it again real soon, still having fridge issues, so no fresh produce, though plenty of protein in the freezer area, a bag of seafood is waiting to be eaten as delicious Korean pancakes!

  3. Congratulations for the 200th post! You were right to choose something so extraordinary as the Korean pancake for this occasion. You pancake looks fabulous! Like always, I love your night photos… I agree about healthy, comfort food etc. but I must protest against “non-sophisticated”! I think Korean pancake is very sophisticated even though simple in appearance and easy to prepare.
    Have I read “humble blog”??? You are really too modest! Or is it a joke? Your recipes are inspiring, appetising, exotic and I learn so much from your blog! As you know I have prepared some of them and loved (the lemon chicken for example is simply magic). I have always considered you a passionate, skilled cook with very wide range of culinary interests, so I cannot imagine the moment when you were a real beginner… Are you serious about 2010?
    Anyway, as a big fan of your blog I’m looking forward to seeing hundreds and hundreds more of your inspiring recipes. Keep up the excellent work!
    PS Thank you for the kind link to my blog!

    • Thank you so much Sissi, I really meant it when I said “humble”,.. The amazing dishes my foodie friends (yourself included of course) post up are so awe inspiring, I am always thrilled when something I’ve never thought of pops up on my monitor. I especially love how you can create your own recipes, that’s something I am hoping to do more of once my cooking skills and taste develop to the next level.

      I started cooking occasionally in 2009 (due to the economy), 2010 is when I started to blog and track/test recipes, mainly so my little girl has a place to go to when she’s older and wants to cook for herself and family. Who knew I would meet all y’all wonderful foodies, what a bonus right?

      I really appreciate your kind words and support, here to many many more recipes!

  4. Nice to find your blog on Asian cooking via Nami of Just One Cookbook! I love these Korean seafood pancakes. I must try this soon. Hope you can come visit my blogs on Filipino food, as well. I look forward to your posts. Isn’t Asian food just the best ? Cheers!

    • Hi Betty! Thank you for visiting! I am in awe of your websites, all these fabulous recipes, where do I start? Do you have a recommendation for something easy, this would be my first step into the Filipino cuisine world!

  5. Congrats with the 200th post, that’s such an accomplishment and these pancake look really great and can imagine just how tasty they are (I’ve tried Korean pancakes before having seen them on Sissi’s site) :)

    • Hi there! Thank you so much, I am thrilled it’s been 200 postings, could have been a lot more if I am more on top of things, but sometimes I just want to post on Facebook since it’s so much easier there, Haha!

      I had no idea Korean pancakes are so easy to make, this will be a stable at my house for sure!

  6. Hellooo Jeno! Congratulations on your 200! hahha I’ve got a long way to catch up. Loved your really simple dish. Looks excellent, and it’s just the thing for busy lives. I’ll look out for the pancake mix. Have a good weekend.

    • Hellloooooo Jenny! Thank you so much for stopping by! This is definitely a simple dish, totally not what I had expected to post up for my 200th posting, but as long as y’all and the family like it, then that’s what makes me happy. Got another super easy recipe coming up, if you can find wonton skin, then you are set!

  7. This is a very fancy recipe for your 200th posts! I suppose it’s quite sophisticated and tastes really good. Congrats on 200 posts! I’m looking forward to many more posts on your blog! :D

    • Thank you Kath, I really appreciate it! Don’t think this is the most sophisticated recipe, but I am not that sophisticated to begin with so it suits me!

  8. Congrats Jeno on your 200th post and by coincidence, I posted my 200th post this week too! I love the look of this recipe. I’m not sure if I can source Korean pancake mix here but I will look out for it xx

    • Hi Charlie! That’s so awesome we are both at our 200th post, congrats to you also!!! We went to Outbacks for dinner tonight, it’s Americanized Australian food, but tasty anyway. I was actually talking to my family about you and Christmas celebration in July, hope you are having a good one!

  9. Congratulations on your 200th post! That’s definitely a major achievement! I haven’t even written 100 posts hehe :) Well done! I love all your simple recipes and they are suit my taste very well hehe maybe because I like korean food and i can’t handle any complicated recipes :D

    So glad I found your blog and thank you for sharing these recipes and sharing the stories you have with your little princess she’s so adorable.

    Keep up the great work my blog friend :D xox

    • Thank you so much Daisy! I am surprised you said you can’t handle complicated recipes, your desserts are so sophisticated, they are definitely not for amateur bakers like me! Haha!

      I love it when folks try the recipes and actually like them, hopefully in the future I can start developing my own recipes more. My little girl is a great supporter of my blog, in fact she’s started her own, chronicle her day to day life.

      I just posted the link to the super simple artisan bread recipe on my FB page, hope you will give it a try!

  10. Congratulations on your 200th post, Jeno and I’m very happy for you and your family that you’re able to enjoy the fun of cooking, eating yummy home-cooked meals and sharing recipes with your mom (I think this is the most heart-warming, at least for me)! :D

    Your Korean pancake looks SOOO delicious! I’ve always been wanting to try Korean pancakes but just didn’t and I also don’t know why and for what reason, maybe because I’m the only one in my family who eat kimchi and I didn’t know that we could just add any ingredients we like BESIDES kimchi! LOL! :P

    • Thank you Lyn, it’s been amazing to get to this stage of my life. From a total idiot in the kitchen to being able to whip something up at 1 hour’s notice. I am no where an expert yet, but with my foodie friends’ help (yourself included of course), this journey has been so wonderful!

      That’s funny what you said about kimchi, I actually have not had kimchi pancakes, my favorite is the zucchini kind, oh my they are so yummy!

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