Korean Vegetable Pancake (Jeon)

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Korean jeon (sometimes called pancakes by Americans)  are not sweet breakfast treats to be coated with maple syrup. Jeon are simple flat cakes of vegetables, fish or meat coated with a flour and egg batter and pan fried.  These delicious cakes are served as a side dish or as a complete meal. I first sampled jeon at a bar in Seoul where bankers were gathering to drink and relax after a hard day’s work. My traveling companions and I had stumbled upon the bar/restaurant while searching for authentic Korea food near our hotel in Myeongdong. We ordered a huge platter of assorted jeon and spicy short ribs that took your breath away. It was one of the most delicious meals of our trip (and we had a great time watching the locals ...

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