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Where's the Best Korean Pancake in Adelaide?

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published September 9th 2018
Known in Korea by its Korean name of Buchimgae, Korean Pancake is a dish that typically features in Korean restaurants around Adelaide. Consisting of chosen ingredient(s) cooked in a pancake batter, the most common varieties we have seen are Kimchi and Seafood Pancake. The pancakes are either done thinly to provide a bit of crispiness or thickly for a fluffy texture. They are served with some soy sauce that the pancake can be dipped into.

My sister considers the Kimchi Pancake at K-Pub Adelaide to be her current favourite as the portion size was quite generous and the pancake had a nice crispy exterior. There was also enough kimchi in it to provide a delectable slightly spicy flavour.

Korean Pancake, K-Pub Adelaide, Adelaide
K-Pub's Kimchi Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Our favourite Seafood Pancake would have to be the one from Mr Bulgogi. It was done in the thin style with the seafood adding a meaty texture. Their pancake also had vegetables to provide some extra texture.

Seafood Pancake, Mr Bulgogi, Adelaide
Mr Bulgogi's Seafood Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Kimchi Pancake from Plus 82 Pocha was very unique, with bacon added to provide some saltiness. This is something we have not seen at any other Korean restaurants that we have visited. Adding to the uniqueness was a drizzling of aioli, whose creaminess acted as a foil to the spicy taste of the pancake.

Kimchi Pancake, Plus 82 Pocha, Adelaide
Plus 82 Pocha's Kimchi Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The portion size of the Korean Pancake at Han Cook Korean Restaurant was perhaps the largest out of all the Korean Pancakes that we have tried. The pancake was of the thicker variety, as opposed to the crepe-like pancakes from K-Pub and Mr Bulgogi.

Korean Pancake, Han Cook Korean Restaurant, Adelaide
Han Cook's Seafood Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Lazy Nabe's Seafood Pancake was ideal for those that prefer the thicker variety of pancake. The dipping sauce that was provided was notable for including some chilli to add a bit of spice to the pancake.

Korean Pancake, Lazy Nabe, Adelaide
Lazy Nabe's Seafood Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Sushi Galery, Hong Bao Restaurant and Mukbang Korean Cuisine & Bar are other restaurants where we have enjoyed Korean Pancakes. This is a dish that we never get tired of so we are always keen to know of places that serve them. Where have you tasted delicious Korean Pancakes?
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