Jijim is a sort of pancake made with glutinous rice, wheat or peas milled in water or wet dough of powder of such cereals.

It was also called jonbyong.

It is a custom of the Korean people to eat jijim made of mung bean, kaoliang, hulled millet, maize and other minor cereals on the lunar New Year’s Day.

Mung-bean jijim varies in every region. In particular, that of Phyongan provincial area counted among the best of the kind in colour and taste.

Jijim was well known as a health food for its high nutritive value.

The Korean people made and ate it as a special dish not only on the lunar New Year’s Day but on ordinary days.

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