New to Korean food? Try a scallion pancake (pajeon), which may be ordered with bits of seafood inside (haemul pajeon). Although fried to a crisp, these pancakes are usually light and fluffy within.
Here are four restaurants that do them well.
JANE CAFE , 92 Main St., Mineola
At this simple storefront serving both Japanese and Korean food, the mixed seafood-scallion pancake is a comforting treat. ($11.99)
SSAMBAP KOREAN BBQ , 2350 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook
This spacious Korean barbecue house serves a lacy-edged seafood-scallion pancake you'll want to return for. ($8)
SURASANG , 336 Jericho Tpke., Syosset
The seafood and scallion-studded pancake at this strip mall spot is crunchy on the outside, pillowy within, imbued with a lovely onion flavor. ($16)
DORI KOREAN RESTAURANT , 1087 Jericho Tpke. Commack
The flavors of Korea come through loud and clear here, both in the classics and in a smattering of Chinese dishes with a Korean twist. A fine starter to share is the seafood pajeon, a crisp yet pillowy pancake studded with scallions, clams, shrimp and squid. ($9.95)