Being a food blogger, I am always looking for new dishes to make. I rarely repeat or make the same dish again unless it is an everyday dish that the family is used to. My husband was saying the other day I cook for the blog and not for them. Mmmmm, I think I’m guilty of doing that, but I don’t usually comment when he says that because I need my taste-testers happy and not grumpy.
Talking about new dishes, when I made this Kimchi — I wasn’t actually sure what to use it in. Then I found Kimchi fried rice recipe which I really liked. But as I said before, repeating dishes is something that happens very rarely, I looked for something else to make with kimchi and I found these Kimchi pancakes on the Kitchn and they seemed simple and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
We are starting our 3rd week of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘One Dish — Different Countries‘. So I’ll be making 3 different pancakes from 3 countries in the next 3 days. Starting off with Korean Kimchi Pancakes.
My homemade Cabbage Kimchi is not as red in color as the pancakes in the Kitchn post, but otherwise the taste of these pancakes was awesome.
Drain the kimchi and reserve the liquid. Ad water to the kimchi liquid to make ½cup total. Chop the drained kimchi.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl along with the ½cup liquid. Mix well.
Heat a skillet on medium-high flame. Add 1tbsp oil in the skillet and swirl it around. Add ¼cup of the batter and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the pancake is golden and crispy. Flip and cook for another 1~2 minutes.
Drain on paper towel and serve hot with dipping sauce.
Make Dipping Sauce: Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Serve.
**Notes: Make sure to read the ingredients list on store bought kimchi to make sure it doesn't have any seafood added and it is vegan.