Bindaetteok (Mung Bean Pancake)


Bindaetteok is a type of jeon(Korean style pancake) made using ground mung beans, green onions and kimchi. It is also called nokdujeon and nokdu jijim, and it literally means “mung bean pancake”. It is a popular pancake in South Korea.

Bindaetteok is a savory dish that is very rich in flavour, and though I am posting this under appetizers category, it can also be served as the main dish I think. It is enjoyed by many people in Korea, especially at traditional holidays, like Korean New Year or Chuseok (Korean harvest moon). In Korean restaurants, it is served with some dipping sauce that consists of soy sauce, vinegar, chilli pepper flakes and minced green onions.

Note: Meat is not among Bindaetteok’s main ingredients, but I am still not including this in the vegetarian foods category, as it can also be made with meat(pork or beef usually) and most of the recipes I will be sharing will include meat. But if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you can definetely have this one without meat.

There are more than one versions of this dish, some of which you will be able to find at the recipes section at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to check them!

By the way, if you are interested, other types of jeon posted in this site are:

Hwajeon (Rice cakes with flowers)

Pajeon (Green onion pancake)

Kimchijeon (Kimchi pancake)

Main Ingredients: Mung beans, green onions, kimchi, pepper

Bindaetteok Gallery

Bindaetteok Recipes (with pork, recipe is from a local Korean restaurant)

Chow Divine (Vegan)

Maangchi (with pork)

Aeri’s Kitchen (with pork)

Cooking Channel (with pork)

Kimchi Chronicles (no meat, with fish sauce, which can probably be omitted)

The Guardian (recipe by Holly Ford of Beyong Kimchee, includes pork)

SBS Food (With prawns)

YumUniverse (Without meat)

Kim Sunée (With bacon or pork)


You Fed a Baby Chili? (No meat, includes fish sauce)

Korean Bapsang (With pork)

Photo credits

“Korean Soon Tofu Quartet” – Lunch at Young Dong Tofu by Abby – CC BY-SA 2.0

녹두전(Nok du jeon) by Neoadam(네오아담) – CC BY-ND 2.0

Korea_GwangjangMarket_Eats_11 by Republic of Korea – CC BY-SA 2.0

Korea_GwangjangMarket_Eats_02 by Republic of Korea – CC BY-SA 2.0

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