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Flaky Scallion Pancakes

A popular street food and restaurant staple, these flaky scallion pancakes can be found on almost every Chinese restaurant’s menu. Learn how to make a quick dough and oh so satisfying side dish to your next meal.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 Pancake
Calories 395 kcal


  • 2 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Scallions
  • 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper


  • Mix flour and water until combined
  • Kneed for about 5 minutes and then let the dough rest under a wet kitchen towel for 30 min
  • Roll out on a floured surface into a square thin shape
  • Cover with olive oil, scallions, chives, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Roll it into crescent moon then twist the edges into a circle and flatten
  • Heat oil in pan over medium heat and place pancake inside. Flip a few times and press into pan to get browning and cook through.
  • Pull from pan, cut, and serve with soy sauce


  • Don't be shy pressing the pancake into the pan to get extra crispy
  • You can freeze your dough for up to a few months just let it thaw in the fridge one night before
  • Feel free to top with anything else you like and enjoy
Keyword bing, scallion pancakes