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.