Green Onion Pancake or some call it scallion pancake, is one of the most popular Taiwan traditional food, especially so popular that everywhere you wander in Taiwan, you would get many chances to bump into at least one green-onion-pancake vendor.

    Also, it is one of the easiest-to-prepare breakfast or afternoon-tea recipe for Taiwan family. In the rush-hour weekday morning, just put one of the frozen green onion pancake into a frying pan. Grease the pan with about a table spoon of cooking oil or more to coat the bottom and sides of pan. Then, fry it with medium heat until both sides are golden crispy. With soybean sauce, spicy sauce, or a fried egg is how we Taiwanese can really enjoy a good taste of the green onion pancake. Willing to give a try, a pure and genuine Taiwan food? Just follow my footstep. For beginners, what I share with you is just a piece of cake.




600g all purpose flour

360g warm water

20g sugar

1/2 teaspoon dry yeast

1/4 teaspoon salt


stuffing for each of 8 green onion pancakes:

240g green onion, finely chopped, and well divided

8 tablespoon sesame oil 

1/4 teasponn white pepper powder

1/4 teaspoon salt




1. Place flour, water, sugar, dry yeast, and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl. Stir with chopsticks until all ingredients are roughly mixed. Then, place on a lightly floured working surface and knead for  6-7 minutes or until soft and smooth. Or just put all the ingredients into an electronic blender.

2. Turn to spay the surface with water, cover and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes to an hour or until doubled in size.  

3. Spay small amount of all purpose flour on a working table, after punching down to expel the air, divide the dough into 8 equal parts.

4. Shape each part into a neat ball and roll to a round, flat, thin, and pizza-shaped circle.

5. Cover each pizza-shaped circle with salt, white pepper powder, sesame oil and green onion sprinkles.

6. Roll each circle up like making a cinammon roll, and roll it again as a snail.

7. Then, roll the snail-like green onion pancake into a round and flat pizza.

8. For fresh, just fry it. For future convinience, put the flat and round pancake into the freezer.


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