I'd love to hear your thoughts on where to get the best scallion pancake in the city. My benchmark are the ones you used to get at New Green Bo about 4-5 years ago. They were flaky, light, but with some chew and a complex flavor. Now I really don't like them much at all as they are usually too greasy and heavy to enjoy.
So I migrated across the street to Yeah Shanghai. Theirs are not greasy at all, not quite as flaky as I'd like (more crisp than flaky there) with an OK chew, but I find them lacking in flavor... a little too one dimensional. But definitely better overall than NGB.
After reading this post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/40689... I realized that I haven't gotten the pancakes from the Deluxe market in a number of years. I remembered then that they were a little greasy, but a few years in chinatown is decades elsewhere. Sounds like they are good? I haven't tried the other places mentioned in that thread...
I also saw someone else mention that Joe's has good scallion pancakes? I have to confess I've never tried them there.
So what's your vote - where can I get the best scallion pancake in the city? If you could tell me what you like about them and about how much they cost, that would be really helpful. I hope to scout out some more this week.
New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe
65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
Nice Green Bo
66 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
Deluxe Food Market
79 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013