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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.

        Link: http://www.continentalmills.com/brand...

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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.
            Doug

        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!

            Yoroshiku,
            Andy

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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.

                    Yoroshiku,
                    Andy

                    1. re: Debbie

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

              2. I like Trader Joe's buttermilk pancake mix. I think their directions call for water, but I usually do a mix of milk and water to make it more creamy and tender. Goes great w/ their chocolate chips and dried cherries!

                1. You really don't need a mix. Take 1.5 C. sifted all purpose flour and combine with 1/2 tsp salt, 1.5 Tbs. sugar, 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder. Then mix together in a seperte bowl, 2 eggs and beat well then add 3Tbs. melted butter and 1 1/4 C. whole milk. Mix the liquid ingredients quickly into the dry and then cook. That is all there is to it.

                  If you were to get a mix I'd recommend Golden Malted Pancake and Waffle mix. You can usually find it at World Market or sometimes Williams Sonoma. It is great and that malt flavor is wonderful.

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                  1. re: Candy

                    That's similar to what I do. I make a large batch of the dry ingredients in an airtight jar, then just add the wet each time I want pancakes. I even taped the recipe, both for the dry mix as well as for the final batter, to the jar so I never have to look for it or try to remember it. I use Alton Brown's recipe, linked below. And here is a transcript from the pancake episode that has even more detail.

                    http://goodeatsfanpage.com/Season3/EA...

                    Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                  2. My favorite pancake mix is Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Old Fashioned Pancake & Waffle Mix.
                    www.continentalmills.com