Cōng Yóu Bǐng: Scallion Or Green Onion Pancake 蔥油餅

Eureka! It took me almost one year before I finally found what is the name of this food. I don't know how to read Chinese and the people I asked doesn't know either.

So this lazy rainy afternoon I decided to put an extra effort in looking for its name on the web and viola! I found it! This type of bread is called Scallion Pancakes 蔥油餅 scallions are the green part of onions otherwise known as spring onions.


The onions are kneaded together with the dough -yep not a batter but a dough - rolled and folded many times to achieve the layered effect of the pancake. 


I think those written on the sign is how much it costs since I paid NT$ 25 that must be the price for 1/4 of the pancake.

The scallion pancake 蔥油餅 isn't really tasty, its bland and doesn't have a strong taste of the scallion which is quite disappointing. But the upside for this food is that you can eat it all day long as it makes you feel full quite fast. I even ate it in the plane as my dinner.

Over all the Scallion Pancake 蔥油餅 was okay not something that I would eat again but something that you should try when in Taiwan. Come to think about it maybe I'll eat it if ever I am in Taiwan and I am on the go. 

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I've been to Taiwan several times though I have not tried the Scallion Pancakes yet. I'll try it in my next trip.

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    1. haha wala na kase akong pera nyan sir... kaya yan ang binili ko mabilis ciang makabusog infairness ;)

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  2. This looks tasty like the onion bread sold at Julie's. I will try to make my own version because I'm a big pancaker!

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  3. Kung mabilis mabusog dapat meron sa Pilipinas nyan... Siguro available yan sa pilipinas pero malamang sa mga posh lang na restaurant yan available. Nakatikim ako nyan once at libre pa ng kaibigan kong Chekwa...

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  4. it must have been tasty! can you call it onion crepe as well?haha...i love anything with cooked and half-cooked onion so this eatery will be a hit for me too. I cannot stomach the raw slices of onion though....

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  5. How much is 25 NTS? Mahal din yata for just dough and scallions. I do hope it makes its way over here in one of the Taiwan Street Food restos in Manila one day. Or is it already here?

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  6. I'll eat anything with onions :) will try to cook my very own Scallion Pancakes soon. Thanks.

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  7. I should ask my friend about that. She's in Taiwan for her master's degree. How much is that in our local currency? :)

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  8. Gosh I wanted to see the photos because obviously the other readers have seen it. But I loaded your page a few times and it still won't appear except for the last one. It looks like you really enjoyed your pancake and I hope I can re-create it at home.

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  9. That looks like a good comfort food, and new to me too pancake with onions that is something to try

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