Bean Curd Pancakes

Bean Curd Pancakes           DUBU-JEON           두부 전       

Dubu-jeon is very nutritious. Scientific studies show that dubu contains 3 times more protein than meat or milk. This pancake is very easy to make. Serve it as an appetizer, light snack or as a fancy breakfast.

Serves 4, 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook


  • 1 package (18 ounces) firm bean curd, cut into 8 slices, each ½ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
  • 8 kkaennip (green perilla leaves, wild sesame leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


With a paper towel, pat-dry the bean curd and set aside. In a 14-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add all the bean curd and cook about 2 minutes per side, until the edges turn golden. Turn only once. Place 2 perilla leaves on each plate and arrange 2 pieces of dubu on each. Drizzle over a spoonful of Korean Allspice Sauce, Gajin-yangnyeomjang.* Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.