Cheesy Kimchi Pancakes

They’re quick. They’re easy to make. And my word, they’re delicious. Serve these delectable pancakes for breakfast, brunch or as part of a bigger spread if you’re in the mood for a Korean-style dinner. Oh, and handy hint: while these aren’t overly spicy, you can tone down the heat by using all water as the liquid, instead of using part-drained kimchi liquid.


Cheesy Kimchi Pancakes

15 minutes
20 minutes

2 cups (about 450g/16 oz) undrained kimchi

1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

1 tsp salt

2 eggs, lightly whisked

175g (6 oz) mozzarella cheese, cut into small pieces or grated

vegetable oil, for cooking


Gochujang hot sauce

3 tbsp Kewpie mayonnaise

1 tbsp gochujang*

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

  • Step 1

    For the gochujang hot sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside for later.

  • Step 2

    To make the pancakes, start by getting some kimchi juice ready. Over a measuring jug, squeeze the kimchi in your hands, in batches, as hard as you can to remove as much liquid as possible. You want to end up with about ½ cup of liquid.

  • Step 3

    Top up the kimchi liquid with enough water to make it up to 1 cup (250 ml/9 fl oz). Coarsely chop the kimchi and place in a large bowl.

  • Step 4

    Mix the flour, salt and kimchi liquid into the chopped kimchi, using a fork to prevent lumps forming. Add the eggs and cheese, then stir well to combine.

  • Step 5

    Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Using a ladle, transfer some of the pancake mix to the hot pan, spreading it to form a round. Cook for 3–4 minutes or until golden, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until golden and cooked

  • Step 6

    Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to cook each time. Serve the pancakes with the gochujang hot sauce drizzled over.

  • Notes

    – Gochujang is a Korean fermented chilli paste. It can be found in the Asian aisle at most supermarkets or order it online.

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Quick, easy and delicious! Will be making these again.

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