May 022012
 
Fried scallion pancake

Fried scallion pancake

Fried scallion pancake (cong you bing), also know as green onion pancake, is one of my favorite dim sum dishes. Yes, this is a Mandarin rather than Cantonese dim sum dish but no dim sum guide would be complete without mention of this dish. Scallion pancake is made from wheat dough folded with chopped scallions and salt and fried in oil until it becomes a crispy, aromatic pancake. Because the pancake is fried in a generous amount of oil, it can sometimes get quite greasy on the bottom. When dipped in a little chili oil paste, you wonder how such a simple pancake can make your taste buds so happy.

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