Green Onion Pancake – 蔥油饼 – cōng yóu bǐng – Version #2

Well well. melonoat is still alive! it’s been a long time folks, but it’s worth the wait. I’ve spent my precious Saturday working on this post for you.   This version of green onion/scallion pancakes is my uncle’s. He actually used to own and operate a restaurant in Taiwan selling this stuff! I learned this [...]

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Turnip pastry (蘿蔔絲餅)

I love eating these tasty, flaky, savory turnip pastries. You can often find them in the Chinatown bakeries just waiting to be eaten. But nothing comes close to a freshly baked pastry still steaming when you take that first bite. *drool* One of my mom’s friends, Johanna would often make these when I visit my [...]

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Golden Eggs (黄金蛋)

I love eggs. It doesn’t matter how it is cooked or prepared…over easy, poached, scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled.. you get the point. To make these golden eggs, you will have to practice a few times to get the timing of the eggs just right. But when you do, the eggs are hardboiled, with a [...]

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San Tung Fried Chicken Wings and Sauce

San Tung (山东小馆) is a restaurant in San Francisco that serves chicken wings that are just delicious. Ever since my first visit, I have been curious how they are made. After eating many orders, talking to insiders and reading a few books, I have uncovered their secret; the wings are actually a fusion of Chinese [...]

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Green Onion Pancake – 蔥油饼 – cōng yóu bǐng

I always thought that green onion pancakes (蔥油饼 – cōng yóu bǐng) were beyond my capabilities and had accepted that I would only have this treat in restaurants until ellen’s 婆婆 (pópo – grandma on the mother’s side) taught me. The trick to the twisty layers of these pancakes is mixing warm and cold dough [...]

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