Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes (Pa Jeon) Review

Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes (Pa Jeon)

The Freezer Meal Freezer Frenzy staff enjoys many different kinds of pancakes, including blueberry pancakes, eggnog pancakes, and vegan pancakes. However, Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes are the first onion pancakes that we’ve tried. Also known as pajeon, this traditional Korean dish has become a new favorite of ours.

Four pancakes come in a package. Each pancake is fairly large, so a single pancake can serve as a light meal. If you’re hungry, you might want to eat two pancakes or pair the pancakes with a tasty side, like Trader Joe’s Japanese Style Fried Rice.

Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes (Pa Jeon)

Cooking the pancakes is a fast and easy process. Just heat some oil in a pan, toss in a pancake, and flip it when it starts to brown. Once both sides are crispy, your pancake is ready to serve! We tried cooking these pancakes with olive oil and coconut oil, and they turned out delicious both ways.

The dominant flavor in this pancake is egg; it tastes almost like a crispy omelet. There are big, meaty chunks of oyster mushroom, as well as plenty of leeks, scallions, and carrots. This savory pancake definitely isn’t bland in the slightest! While it doesn’t need any extra flavor, we happen to think it tastes great when dipped in soy sauce.

Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes (Pa Jeon)

If you hate greasy food, these pancakes might not be for you. While we wouldn’t describe the pancakes as a grease bomb, they’re definitely greasier than your average frozen meal. Personally, we thought the slight greasiness made the pancakes even more appealing. These pancakes are highly nutritious — they’re packed with vitamin A — but they still taste like a comfort food.

These pancakes are a triple threat: they’re easy, healthy, and delicious. We might be new to savory pancakes, but we expect we’ll be eating Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes on a regular basis. Whether you pair them with a sauce or eat them plain, these Korean pancakes are a real treat.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in these Trader Joe’s scallion pancakes, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes (Pa Jeon)

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Cin Colo
Cin Colo
6 months ago

We love these! Unfortunately, Trader Joe’s says they are now a seasonal item. I don’t know if that means they’re only available in the summer. However, if I search on their website, they don’t even show up now. I’m not a fan of the green onion pancakes. We think they are very bland. Has anyone found another brand or copycat recipe that’s close?

Last edited 6 months ago by Cin Colo
Marilyn Nieves
Marilyn Nieves
1 day ago

I love this these! When come back?

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