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Oct 19, 2009 11:22 AM

Best Korean Pancakes (pajeon)?

These sound good to me

Who makes good pajeon and ... since this is new to me ... what makes them good?

Foodiebytes lists four SF places ... Seoul Garden, Playground, Hanuri and The Spot ... Playground?

Search only shows two mentions - ohgane (good) and jong ga house (not so much)

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  1. I think the best I've had were at Han Il Kun in SF. Sura's were good, too.

    A friend who lives around the corner says the seafood pancakes at Seoul Gom Tang are good. I've only had tang there.

    1. chois seafood pancake is very good

      3530 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

      1. I think the seafood pancakes at Sura are excellent.

        4869 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        1. In Berkeley some time ago, a delightful little Korean restaurant occupied a space in the small complex on Hearst above Euclid, across from north border of the UC campus -- location known for the Three Cs, Melting Pot, the original Yoshi's location, etc. They made an exquisite vegetarian version of these savory pancakes, with dipping sauces. Awoke my interest in that dish. (Sadly, that place closed years ago; I'd like to know if it moved elsewhere.)

          New York Times food section ran a feature on these pancakes (again emphasizing vegetarian version, with shredded zucchini or other squash as well as green onions) a couple of years ago, should be searchable online. I cooked that recipe, made a hearty Autumn vegetarian dinner around it

          In downtown Mountain View's restaurant row, Ginseng (one of the newer restaurants) offers a seafood version that I haven't tried yet, but plan to. (Had a splendid tabletop-grill dinner there a few months back, which came with a profusion, a plethora, of side dishes, various fresh kimchees and other things, and was a real feast, so I wouldn't be surprised if the savory pancakes are good too,)

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          1. re: eatzalot

            Do you have a link to that article, I might try to make them. I have had panjeon at Koryo on Telegraph (not great) and at Ohgane (very good).

          2. Link (didn't work earlier)

            Ginseng BBQ & Tofu House
            475 Castro St, Mountain View, CA