Taiwanese Scallion Pancake with a Twist


Taiwanese Scallion Pancake with a Twist

Crispy Scallion Delight: A Modern Twist on Taiwanese Pancakes

Indulge in the flavors of Taiwan with this mouthwatering recipe for Taiwanese Scallion Pancake. This beloved dish is a staple in Taiwanese cuisine and is known for its crispy texture and aromatic scallion filling.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

20 minutes

60 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if vegetable oil is used), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


Gluten-free (due to the use of all-purpose flour)



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (2g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, warm water, and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  2. 2.
    Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  3. 3.
    Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. 4.
    In a small bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, chopped scallions, sesame oil, and garlic powder to create the filling.
  5. 5.
    Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each portion into a thin circle.
  6. 6.
    Spread a thin layer of the scallion filling onto one side of the dough circle.
  7. 7.
    Fold the dough in half, enclosing the filling, and press the edges to seal.
  8. 8.
    Roll out the folded dough again into a thin circle.
  9. 9.
    Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a small amount of vegetable oil.
  10. 10.
    Cook the pancake on each side for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  11. 11.
    Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  12. 12.
    Serve the Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes hot, cut into wedges, and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Scallions — Make sure to chop the scallions finely to ensure even distribution of flavor throughout the pancake.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra crispy texture, brush the pancakes with a little oil before baking them in the oven.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as shredded cheese, minced meat, or mushrooms to add variety to the pancakes.
  • Serve the pancakes with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce, vinegar, and a touch of sesame oil for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving advice

Serve the Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes hot, either as a snack or as a side dish. They are best enjoyed fresh and crispy.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cut pancakes on a serving platter, garnished with a sprinkle of chopped scallions for a pop of color. Serve alongside a small bowl of dipping sauce.