Chung yau Bang

Scallion Pancakes

Preparation info

  • 18 to 20

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Scallion pancakes are a very special Shanghai dim sum. The Cantonese have nothing to compare with it. When the Cantonese talk about dim sum, such delicate preparations as siu mai and har gau come to mind. But to somebody from Shanghai, dim sum is the lusty and rich scallion pancake.


  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco preferred)
  • 3 cups scallions, ends discarded, washed, dried, and chopped finely


To prepare filling

In a bowl, combine shortening, scallions, salt, and sugar and mix thoroughly into a paste. Reserve in refrigerator.

To prepare dough

  1. Mound flour onto work surface. Make a well and pour the hot water in with one hand, using fingers of the other hand to mix. Wh