chinese fluffy pancake recipe


chinese fluffy pancake recipe

Chinese fluffy pancakes, also known as “Cong You Bing,” are a popular breakfast food in China. These pancakes are made with a simple dough and are flavored with scallions and sesame oil. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make Chinese fluffy pancakes from scratch.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4-5 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix well to combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Slowly add the hot water to the bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a rough dough.
  3. Add the cold water to the bowl and continue to stir until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for 5-10 minutes, until it’s smooth and pliable.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. After the dough has rested, divide it into 8 equal pieces.
  7. Roll each piece of dough into a thin circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  8. Brush a thin layer of vegetable oil onto the surface of each circle of dough.
  9. Sprinkle a handful of thinly sliced scallions onto the oiled surface of each circle of dough.
  10. Roll each circle of dough into a tight spiral.
  11. Coil the spiral into a snail shape and flatten it slightly with your palm.
  12. Use a rolling pin to roll each pancake out into a thin circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  13. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  14. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to the skillet and swirl it around to coat the bottom.
  15. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  16. Serve the pancakes hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as soy sauce or hoisin sauce.


  • Be sure to knead the dough thoroughly to activate the gluten in the flour, which gives the pancakes their chewy texture.
  • Don’t overstuff the pancakes with scallions, or they may not cook properly in the center.
  • If you have trouble rolling the pancakes out into circles, you can use a rolling pin to flatten them into a rough shape and then use your hands to shape them into circles.
  • If the pancakes are sticking to the skillet, you can brush a little bit of vegetable oil onto the surface of the skillet before cooking.
  • For an extra crispy texture, you can cook the pancakes over higher heat, but be careful not to burn them.


Chinese fluffy pancakes are a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast food that’s perfect for a weekend brunch or a quick breakfast on-the-go. The combination of chewy dough, scallions, and sesame oil makes these pancakes a flavorful and satisfying treat. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be able to make Chinese fluffy pancakes in no time. Enjoy!

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