Korean dae-pa are larger than the green onions you are used to. They resemble thin leeks, except their green leaves are hollow and slightly slimy inside, like a scallion. In Korean cuisine, they’re used in soups and stews because they have a mild, sweet, rich flavor.

They are easily found in in Korean grocery stores. You can use green onions as a substitute but the dae-pa are sweeter and more aromatic.

large green onions

Recipes that use large green onions (dae-pa):


  1. hly singapore joined 2/16 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi

    Would like to ask that the Green Onion pic above looks like Leek, is it find that i use leek to replace green onion? Thank you.

  2. stonefly Olympia WA joined 11/11 & has 61 comments

    Green onion pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast! Yummy!!!

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