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Korean potato/vegetable pancakes

FelafelBoy | Nov 19, 2006 03:15 AM

On a recent trip to North Wales, PA, ught a huge sign in front of a large store caught my eye, titled "Assi ... International Food."

Turns out the store was a huge supermarket specializing in Korean food. I had never been in such a large supermarket featuring Korean food.

Several Korean restaurants (small mall-type shops specializing in various Korean and Asian foods) exist INSIDE the supermarket!

While walking through the aisles of the store, I sampled pan-fried patties that were being made fresh - it looked like a potato pancake, but the cook told me that no flour or potatoes were used - mung beans and other vegetables were combined to create the "pattie." No baking powder/flour or leavening agent was used either. The creation of the food from the elements used baffled me. It tasted similar to a potato
pancake. The mung bean batter looked sort of yellowish and liquidy and was filled with various vegetables. The mixture was pan fried as a potato pancake would be. It was quite tasty, rather neutral in flavor. Anyone know the name of this food? It would be useful to know what to ask for next time.

Has any Philly Chowhound member visited Assi and the restaurants inside the market? I know little about Korean food, and visiting the restaurants and aisles of food was a mysterious experience!

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