Easy Chinese Street Food Pancake Rolls

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Chinese street food pancake rolls with sauce

Chinese street food pancake rolls with sauce

Yay…I keep my promise to be back real soon to share with you some of my simple cooking. I must say I am so happy to be able to cook something simple to share with some friends who came by…..*big smiles*. I had made some simple cupcakes like the No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes and Raspberry Almond Cupcakes to share but then I want something savoury to share too.

As I mentioned in my previous post that a friend brought her signature roast duck when she came to visit. We had wonderful roast duck wrap for dinner with homemade Chinese pancakes and still had some leftover pancakes. I remembered my Chinese pancakes with egg and scallion (spring onions) which I made long time ago. Time to go for it to use up the pancakes! My post on that delicious pancakes with eggs and scallion (spring onions) is at Chewy Scallion Omelette Pancake Rolls.

Oooops…there was no spring onions in my fridge…..*sigh*. But wait, I had a handful of baby spinach. Maybe that would work. So I chop them up for my pancake rolls.

Chinese pancakes

Chinese pancakes

You can use the shop bought Chinese pancakes or make yourself. I prefer homemade ones. There’s a big difference. Homemade ones taste so much better. It’s not too difficult to make. To make these chewy Chinese pancakes, check it out at Chewy Chinese Pancakes. The same dough can be used to make Chewy Chinese Scallion Pancakes which is also very delicious or even dumplings.

Here’s my simple recipe for making the egg batter for this chewy Chinese street food pancake rolls. My pancakes are quite small, maybe about 6 inches across. I used spelt flour to make them for better health benefits. For 4 pancakes rolls:

3 small medium eggs
pinch of salt
1 handful of spinach leaves

Chop spinach leaves

Chop spinach leaves

Chop or slice the spinach leaves.

Eggs and spinach mixture

Eggs and spinach mixture

In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs and salt with a fork. Add the chopped spinach. Mix well.

Frying the pancake rolls

Frying the pancake rolls

Add some fried shallot oil in a small non stick frying pan. Pour in 1/4 of the egg mixture. Spread it out. Immediately place a piece of the pancakes on it. Use medium flame. When the egg mixture is cooked, flip it over for a few seconds. Remove and roll up. Do the same for the rest. Cut it into 4 sections and serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce.

I love balsamic vinegar so I made a sauce using it. It’s simple and no fixed measurement is needed. Just adjust according to your taste. I find that any measurement is nice. However I do like it with more balsamic vinegar.

Sauce Ingredients
balsamic vinegar
sweet chilli sauce
sesame oil
soya sauce

This Chinese street food is good any time of the day. You can try with other leafy vegetables. My girl who doesn’t like vegetables even thought this is really delicious. I should have taken a picture of how she ate it. Her pancake rolls are like swimming in the balsamic vinegar sauce…haha.

Right, now is your turn to cook. Maybe you can make a different food out of this wonderful chewy pancake. Do let me know if you do. Till then, see you in my next post. Have fun cooking and baking!

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suituapui  on June 26th, 2012

Yummmm!!! That looks delicious. Ya…sometimes we do not have this or that, we just improvise. Hehehehehe!!!

Janine  on June 26th, 2012

this looks really good, and i love it with roast duck :) and i never knew the sauce had balsamic vinegar in it!

Priya  on June 26th, 2012

So tempting and droolworthy dish, simply inviting.

Mary  on June 26th, 2012

@suituapui - Yes, improvise :D I think I am still learning to do that. Sometimes mental block…hehe

@Janine - The sauce is just my creation cos I love balsamic vinegar :D I love it for it’s sourness and also its unique flavour.

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

claire  on June 26th, 2012

Simple and yet healthy, Mary! They will go very well with some home made chilli sauce.. :)

Belinda @zomppa  on June 26th, 2012

I LOVE street food! Best kind of food out there! Love your version.

ManMealNYC  on June 26th, 2012

Looks so delicious!! I like Chinese food a lot, but i have no idea how to cook it by mysefl. And now, im gonna try this, thanks for sharing.

Mary  on June 26th, 2012

@claire - Oh yes, chilli sauce…..love it too…mmm :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Totally agree with you that street food is the best of all food, and cheap too :D

@ManMealNYC - Chinese food is actually very easy to cook. Most are quick and easy. Have fun cooking Chinese food! :D

Mimi  on June 26th, 2012

You make it look so easy.

somewhere in singapore  on June 26th, 2012

Your foods always makes me drooling…

Blackswan  on June 26th, 2012

For a moment, I thought they were paratha. These make good & healthy snacks, dear! Yummy!

skip to malou  on June 26th, 2012

i like easy, affordable stree food kind of food Mary. This perfectly fall under this category so I’m in! I hope the “fracture” is a lot better!

Lisa H.  on June 27th, 2012

almost a ‘quesadillas’… I am hungry :D

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on June 27th, 2012

I must cook this for myself too! Light and delicious.

Mary  on June 27th, 2012

@Mimi - Thanks very much, Mimi! :D

@somewhere in singapore - Haha…either you cook or you come here :D

@Blackswan - Oh no, now you make me crave for paratha, Shirley….haha I wish I can just go out and sit in the cafe to enjoy one now! Oh, and with 2 glasses of teh tarik :D

@skip to malou - Yes, you can enjoy this delicious pancake any time. Just need pancakes which you can always make ahead. Yes, my leg injury is getting better each day…thanks! :D

@Lisa H. - haha…it does look like one :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! Have fun cooking :D

Mistletoe  on June 27th, 2012

Hahahaha! Somebody ate balsamic vinegar rolls instead. Too cute! Yes, picture next time please. :D Then I can make fun of her. These are interesting…never had them before. Makes a nice quick healthy snack. And yay for being able to get into the kitchen to cook up something! :D

Wendy  on June 29th, 2012

Mary, they look delicious!
One of the great joys of living (for the time being) in Malaysia is that we get to eat delicious street food whenever we want to. Your pancakes look fabulous!

Casey  on July 5th, 2012

These pancakes look yummy and like something, I could make. I have both baby spinach and scallions to try either pancake.

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