Green Onion Pancakes

Green onion pancakes are a staple in our lives – perfect as a side for any dinner and, if you throw an egg on it, it’s a delicious breakfast as well. This is also a dish that everyone on my mom’s side of the family makes in a different way. Despite the different methods, it’s unanimous that nai nai’s pancakes reign supreme. Below, her recipe and instructions (with help from mom):

Vertical Green Onion Pancake

Green Onion Pancakes

Serving Size: 4 pancakes


  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped

Making of Green Onion Pancakes.png


  1. Mix flour and hot water to form a soft dough. Shape into a ball and cover with a damp cloth for 30 minutes – 1 hour
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a large circle
  3. Drizzle sesame oil over the dough and spread evenly to cover the dough. Sprinkle salt on the sesame oil, then the green onions.
  4. Roll the dough up into a long rolled strand. Cut the strand into quarters. You should now be able to see the spirals of green onions where you made your cuts.
  5. Pinch and seal the ends so that the spirals and green onions are not showing.
  6. Lightly shape into balls and cover with damp cloth to rest for another 30 minutes.
  7. On a floured surface, roll out the four dough balls into a flat pancake shape. You now have your pancakes! You can pan fry them immediately in a skillet or freeze them for later.


2 thoughts on “Green Onion Pancakes

  1. Nina Johnson says:

    In the recipe for green onion pancakes this recipe it calls for 2.5cups of flour, ok would you please indicate what type of flour that you are referring to- plain, selfriseing or all purpose flour?.

    Thank you


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