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Green Onion Cake Recipe

Looking for the best Green Onion Cake recipe? Our Chinese Scallion Pancakes are vegan, dairy, egg and nut free. Serve with sweet & spicy dipping sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Chinese Green Onion Cake, Cong you bing, Green Onion Cake, Scallion Pancakes
Servings: 4
Calories: 572kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • Scale
  • Pastry brush
  • French knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Non-stick pan


Green Onion Cake Dough

  • 300 grams All Purpose Flour
  • 170 grams Hot Water

Oil Mixture

  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 6 Scallion whites

Additional Ingredients

  • 2 cups Green Onion or Chives finely chopped
  • Salt garnish
  • Sesame seeds garnish
  • Vegetable oil for brushing and pan-frying

Green Onion Cake Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Green Onion chopped


  • Stir the hot water into the flour in a large bowl. Wait until it has cooled and knead until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Cover with plastic wrapper or a wet cloth and rest for at least 30 minutes. The gluten will relax, making it easier to roll out.
  • Heat oil over medium heat and fry green onions whites until browned. Discard the green onion. Pour the flavoured oil into a small bowl or ramekin with flour. Stir until combined.
  • Cut the dough into quarters and roll a portion into a large rectangle. Sprinkle salt and sesame seeds and brush with a layer of oil-flour mixture. Sprinkle with chopped scallion or chives.
  • Starting from the long end, roll the dough up like folding a hand fan or accordion. Cover the dough and rest for 15 minutes. Repeat the process and finish all of the remaining dough portions.
  • Roll each portion into a large pancake, approximately 5 inches in diameter.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of oil into a hot pan and fry the Green Onion Cakes until golden brown on one side (about 3-4 minutes). Turn over so both sides of the pancake are golden brown.
  • In a medium sized bowl whisk dipping sauce ingredients together. Serve with hot and crispy Green Onion Cakes.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.5g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 5mg