Mandarin Pancakes


Preparation info
  • Yields


    single pancakes.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

In Chinese, the name for these supple, flour and water crepes is “thin bing” (bing meaning “round, flat thing”). We call them mandarin pancakes in English because they are a feature of north and central China as opposed to the south, and because pancakes as we know them are also thin-round-flat things. The job of the Chinese pancake is to embrace a filling—usually something sultry and steaming, and less often something cool and spicy. Four fillings are given, and any two, three, or e