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Feb 21, 2005 08:32 PM

Pancake Mix

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I'm about to move to Korea for an indefinite period of time. I'm not sure I'll be able to find the ingredients to make pancakes from scratch. Does anyone know of a good pancake mix?

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  1. The White Lily mixes aren't bad, as mixes go. (King Arthur probably has some decent stuff, though I've never tried any of them and their packaging may be on the less-than-hermetically-sealed side.)

    Be sure to ask, before you buy much less pack, about any restrictions there may be on taking in food, even in sealed packages!

    1. you'll find it. they bake western pastry there.

      1. Krusteaz.

        I don't know about all the new flavors, but the original and the buttermilk has been a winner for years for both home users and campers.


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          1. re: Sven

            I 3rd it. I buy it in a large bag at CostCo here in the UK, and it is great - can be used as a base for a variety of pancakes and waffles.

        1. The best pancake mix I know of is the one sold at Cracker Barrel restaurants. But what's not to find in Korea: flour, eggs, milk, baking powder? I can't imagine you wouldn't find those, but the maple syrup might be a problem. Vermont Country Store has a powdered granulated maple (you reconstitute it) that might be easier to carry than bottles of syrup. To find out what's available in Korea, why not post on a board aimed at people who've lived in the East (I googled and found one called Survive Korea). Or find a church that has missionaries there and ask them.

          1. I'm partial to the "New Otani Hotel" brand pancake mix, that I find here in Tokyo. I usually find it right along side the Bisquick at my local Japanese grocery store.

            Western ingredients and products are fairly accessable here in Asia. Wal-Mart, Price Club, etc. are very popular in South Korea. (Uh, I'm just assuming that it is South Korea that you are moving to).

            Have fun, and enjoy your new adventure!


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            1. re: Andy P.

              Bisquick makes up into good pancakes and waffles, too. As well as dumplings for chicken stew and drop biscuits.

              Maybe you WON'T have much problem finding Western pancake ingredients in Korea afer all?

              1. re: kc girl

                Of course not. And flour, sugar and eggs aren't even just western ingredients. What could you possibly have a problem finding? Are you going to North Korea, because the south is a modern, industrialized country. They have cookbooks with cakes and cookies and stuff for goodness sakes.

                1. re: what

                  I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to find ingredients like "buttermilk" at the neighborhood super. During my last visit, I had a problem finding whole wheat pasta. I realize ingredients do exist somewhere in the country, being new to the country my concern is access.

                  1. re: Debbie

                    Ah yes, buttermilk. The stuff is non-existent in Japan. Not sure about Korea. You may want to bring powdered buttermilk with you.

                    For baking purposes, I resort to using 1 Tablespoon of white distilled vinegar in a measuring cup, and filling with milk to the 1 cup mark. Then let it sit for 5-10 minutes before using in the recipe. Tastewise, in the finished product, it is hard to tell that it isn't real buttermilk.


                    1. re: Debbie

                      use yogurt, thin it with milk if it's too thick. use a recipe that calls for sweet milk.