Vegan kimchi pancakes

I tried making my first jar of kimchi a few months ago. It was a fascinating experiment that I can see myself getting into, despite accidentally getting chilli in my eyes - a lesson I learned the hard way, especially if you use contact lenses.

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Unfortunately, I had to eat the entire jar myself because Duncan declared it inedible due to the excessive garlic (see, he doesn't always enjoy everything I cook).

I admit I went overboard with garlic - 4 cloves didn't seem like enough for a head of Chinese cabbage. It turns out that my garlic-o-meter was way off.

Still, because I despise wasting food, I opted to consume it anyway, and I've been adding tiny portions of it to my Asian-inspired lunch bowls for a long time.

I still had quite a little at the bottom of the jar that I badly wanted to use up, but I was tired of those extremely garlicky lunch bowls and wanted to try something different.

I decided to make kimchi pancakes and I enjoyed them so much that I'm excited to make another jar of kimchi (this time with a more cautious cabbage-to-garlic ratio).

I tried three different flours to make these pancakes. I started with buckwheat flour, which I really like, then standard all-purpose flour, and ultimately a store-bought gluten-free flour blend.

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