Cong You Bing (Chinese Scallion Pancakes)

An easy and most delicious breakfast, brunch, or snack. This is a kid-friendly meal your family will love, too. My 6-year-old will vouch for me. Make this special by using organic flour, organic green onions, sea salt, and filtered water.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 scallion pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 teaspoon oil (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (Optional)

  • ½ tablespoon oil, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Combine flour, water, 1 teaspoon oil, and salt in a large bowl. Knead until well combined. Cover and set aside until dough is soft but not wet and sticky, 10 to 15 minutes. Add more flour if needed.

  2. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8-inch-long strip about 2 inches thick.

  3. Sprinkle the dough with green onions and sesame oil. Roll each strip into a spiral, pinching the end to prevent unrolling.

  4. Flatten each spiral with a rolling pin to create a disk-shaped pancake about 5 inches wide.

  5. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Fry each scallion pancake until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Dip these in a sauce made of 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/8 teaspoon garlic, and chili paste/oil to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.