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Chinese Scallion Pancakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
26 mins
Detailed steps for making traditional Chinese scallion pancakes at home.
Course: Breakfast, staple food
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: pancake, Scallion
Servings: 2
Calories: 577 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 cup unshifted all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water , 1/2 hot boiling water + 1/4 cold water
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 cup chopped scallion , use green part only
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese five spice powder
Dipping sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. oyster sauce , optional
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. chili oil
  • chopped green onion and coriander
  1. Mix salt with all purpose flour.
  2. Prepare a large mixing bowl. Dig a small hole in center and then pour the hot water in. Wait for 10 minutes and then stir in the cold water and vegetable oil. Grasp everything to form a ball, cover and rest for 5 minutes and then knead until very smooth (around 3-5 minutes ). The dough should be quite soft. Cover the rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. After resting, the dough should be quite easy to roll out. Divide the large dough into 4 pieces and roll each piece into a large around circle. Brush some oil, sprinkle Chinese five spice power and chopped scallion (leave the 1 cm of the edge empty).
  4. Roll up the circle into a cylinder. And further roll into the shape of a snail. Cover with wet cloth and rest for 10 to 15 minutes.Roll the snail out to another thin circle.

  5. Brush some cooking oil on the pan and move the circle into the pan. Use middle fire to pan-fry until the surface becomes brown around 2-3 minutes. And turn over to fry for another 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to press the circle from time and time especially the central part to ensure the circle is evenly fried.

  6. Remove the circle out and cut into wedges. 

Recipe Notes
  1. For a softer texture, add slightly more water.
  2. If you need to add the amount, during the process of making the circle, do cover the rest of dough with a wet cloth so that the dough will not be too dry.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Scallion Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 106g35%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 20.4mg25%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.