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Garlic Chive Pancakes

Korean Garlic Chive Pancakes ( Buchujeon) is a popular snack or side dish served in Korea. It's very easy to make with simple ingredients and served with a soy dipping sauce.

You can also add other ingredients to the batter such as sliced onions, zucchini, red chili pepper, shrimp or minced pork.

Cornstarch is added for a crispier texture but you can just add 1 cup flour.

Garlic Chive Pancakes


For the Pancakes

About 3 cups of garlic chives

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup cornstarch or rice flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

3/4 cup cold water

Olive oil or vegetable oil for cooking

For the Dipping Sauce

1 Tablespoon say sauce

1/2 Tablespoon water

1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey

1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

1 teaspoon green onions (optional)

1 teaspoon red chili flakes for spice (optional)


Rinse chives and cut into 11/2 - 2 inch long pieces and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, salt, egg, and 3/4 cup water together until combined. Add the chives and mix together.

In a pan, heat 1 Tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Pour 1 cup of the batter into the pan (or more depending on preferred size.) Spread the mixture evenly in the pan with a spatula. Cook until the bottom is browned, about 3. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Meanwhile make the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, mix ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste.


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