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Here’s my observation. What we know as “Korean Pancakes” encompasses a whole galaxy of entirely different dishes. Some are meant for eating with cold alcohol drinks. Others are designed as a complement to a seasonal dish. The words jeon or tteok are usually part of the name of the dish, but it seems to indicate just they are smallish, flattish, cake-ish items, exactly how in English we use the word cake to mean all manner of cake-ish things.

However, I have noticed that if I tell my Korean frieds that I am making them “Korean Pancakes”, they expect kimchi jeon above all other “pancakes”. Maybe just because those are what is common around here (New York, USA)