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Best Scallion Pancake?


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Best Scallion Pancake?

foodpimp | Sep 9, 2001 12:28 AM

I'd be interested in getting recommendations from everyone who truly enjoys scallion pancakes as much as I do. I find that it has replaced the eggroll that I grew up with, in that whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant, I can't help but order one if it's on the menu. Does anyone know what region in China this dish emerged from? Or is someone gonna burst my bubble and offer that it's an invention aimed at Westerners? I see it on Szechuan, Cantonese, and Shanghai menus, and I'd say that the various Shanghainese joints do it the best, rarely crisping it up so much that the insides fail to achieve the proper moisture, yet crisping it just enough to provide the necessary crunch. My two favorite scallion pancakes are at Evergreen Shanghai (Chinatown location) and New Green Bo, but I'd be happy to learn of a better one's existance. In case anyone wants to make one at home, I have provided a link to a beautiful photo essay on how to go about this.



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