15 Jun 2015
Pajeon is a mixture of wheat flour batter and scallions shallow-fried on a griddle. It goes wonderfully well with chilled Dongdongju (floating rice wine). Recently, restaurants specializing in Pajeon (green onion pancake) have proliferated with the revived popularity of Makgeolli (Korean rice wine).
A Dish to Share with Friends Because green onions are rich in vitamins and minerals, and seafood has a high protein and calcium content, Pajeon is a dish that provides a balanced nutrition all by itself. the savory smell and crispy texture makes for a mouth-watering treat. Pajeon tastes even more delicious when shared with friends. the moment a sizzling Pajeon arrives at the table, everyone digs in with their chopsticks and finishes the plate in no time. the anxious wait for the next one is all part of the fun. Preparing Pajeon is also fun - pouring the mixture into the pan, pressing down with a spatula, waiting until the edges turn crispy and golden brown, and flipping it over with style.
Pajeon: Perfect on a Rainy Day for some reason, people associate rain with Pajeon. some say it’s because the sound of raindrops hitting the ground or a window sill reminds people of the sizzle of spattering oil. this theory may not be totally groundless. according to an experiment conducted by the sound engineering research lab of soongsil university, the two sounds have almost identical vibrations and frequencies. there is another physiological explanation: rain increases the discomfort index and decreases blood sugar levels. in response to these changes, the human body naturally craves foods made from starchy wheat flour. a more layman’s view would be that, on a wet, cold day, people simply crave for food that will warm and comfort them.