Are you enjoying the early spring? Is there any way to inhale and eat the spring? This is my way to feel the spring: I made a pancake from wild green onions called “sandallae” in Korean.

Sandallae is everywhere these days and it’s soft enough to eat.

The most exciting thing about this pancake is that I didn’t pay any money for the main ingredient!  Yaho! : ) I picked the sandallae in Central Park.

I picked only a handful, enough for 1 pancake. Yes, I thanked the ground where it grew for giving me this wonderful harvest! I didn’t pull out the bulbs so more will grow. The only bulb I picked is in the photo below, which I picked so I could show you what it looks like:


  1. sookyz joined 4/11 & has 4 comments

    I just noticed I have a lot of wild green onions in my backyard! Thanks Maangchi for letting us know we can eat them!

  2. Myeongwol Mexico joined 3/11 & has 14 comments

    Maangchi…thanks a lot for sharing Pajeon´s recepie!!!! Totally success at home, i just made them last night for dinner…(hoping to have some letfover for breakfast…sadly…all gone by my husband)!!!! Maangchi…you rock!!!!

  3. fairygothmom Glen Cove, NY joined 1/11 & has 8 comments

    These are also known as “ramps” and you shouldn’t worry about pulling up some of the bulbs, they split and create new plants so they spread and you’ll have more. I never thought to use them in jeon though. Yay, new side for my lunchbox!

  4. theheidster Tennessee joined 3/11 & has 1 comment

    We have those growing all over our yard–I never knew you could really eat them! Thanks for sharing this!!

  5. jinjelle Saint Paul, MN joined 3/11 & has 6 comments

    Hello again – – love our site and look forward to each new idea, but do you have the recipe for the Wild green onion pancake? Is there a link somewhere to it? It sounds wonderful! Thank you.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      So far many people have asked for the recipe since I posted this blog, but I didn’t pay attention to the measurements when I cooked the pancake. I will provide the measurements soon. I think I have to go out to pick some wild green onions again. Where shall I go : )

  6. powerplantop Louisiana joined 6/09 & has 70 comments

    My mother in law used these once in bulgogi in place of garlic. It was really nice.

  7. Ina Maryland,USA joined 10/08 & has 13 comments

    I love this recipe..Thank you so much,Onni.Before I look at it as weeds now its yummy eats..Good thing we don’t use fertilizer on are lawn.:-))

  8. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    Yay, I live in NY suburbs and I have a lot of these wild onions in my yard!
    I can’t wait to try this. Tomorrow!!!

  9. Maha Al Debes Jordan joined 12/10 & has 29 comments

    Looking great & fresh
    Happy spring Maangchi

  10. Earthangel626 New York joined 11/10 & has 8 comments

    That is so cool! We also have some wild onions in our backyard. My mother in law planted them long long time ago and they spread throughout our yard. Everytime we mow the lawn, we can smell them! :)

  11. KillDeer Hamilton, Ontario joined 9/10 & has 33 comments

    These look like “Chives” yes? Same plant or different?

  12. SweetRanma The Bronx joined 9/10 & has 5 comments

    LMBOOO thanks for the tips. Economic is tough. Love free stuff XDD

  13. Could you post the recipe as well? It looks yummy! <3

Leave a Reply

You must create a profile and be logged in to post a comment.