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Alternative names Mung bean pancake, nokdu-buchimgae, nokdu-jeon, nokdu-jeonbyeong, nokdu-jijim
Type Buchimgae
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Mung beans, meat, namul
Cookbook: Bindae-tteok  Media: Bindae-tteok
Korean name
Hangul 빈대떡
Revised Romanization bindae-tteok
McCune–Reischauer pindae-ttŏk
IPA [pin.dɛ̝.t͈ʌk̚]

Bindae-tteok[1] (빈대떡) or mung bean pancake[1] is a variety of buchimgae, Korean pancake. It is made by grinding soaked mung beans, adding vegetables and meat and pan-frying it round and flat.[2]


Bindaetteok first appears under the name binjatteok in the Eumsik dimibang, a cooking encyclopedia written in the 1670s by Mrs. Jang, the wife of a public officer. The dish was originally prepared by frying a mixture of water-soaked and ground mung beans, pork, bracken fern, mung bean sprouts, and cabbage kimchi.[3] This food uses honey for seasoning, and meat was put on the bindaetteok. Rich people ate meat and poor people ate bindaetteok. Therefore, this dish was called bindaebyeong (貧乏; literally "poor person's pancake").


1/2 cup mung beans, soaked overnight
1 large egg (optional)
1/4 cup cabbage kimchi
1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 tsp salt[4]

Meat, usually pork or beef, can also be added as an ingredient. In Korean restaurants, this dish is served with a small side serving of dipping sauce made of soy sauce, minced green onions, chili pepper flakes and some vinegar.


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  1. ^ a b (Korean) "주요 한식명(200개) 로마자 표기 및 번역(영, 중, 일) 표준안" [Standardized Romanizations and Translations (English, Chinese, and Japanese) of (200) Major Korean Dishes] (PDF). National Institute of Korean Language. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2017-02-19. Lay summary. 
  2. ^ "빈대떡" [bindaetteok]. Basic Korean dictionar. National Institute of Korean language. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Korean Food Series (5th Issue) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
  4. ^ Verdant San Francisco: Bindaetteok Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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