Friday, October 2, 2009

Chinese Chives Pancake

You know, sometimes it is easy to trick someone to eat something he doesn't actually chives...cooked them in pancake and he will eat without making much fuss. I managed to trick Piggy boy to eat chives in a pancake. If I were to just fry them with eggs or with shrimps, he will not eat :( so I chopped them up and added them into the pancake batter and fry them on a non-stick crepe pan and guess what ?....he gobbled the chives pancake hungrily and told me , " good , this is good " (",) All I did was told him " hey buddy, please try out my new pancake recipe...lotz of dried shrimps and bird's eye chillies " :))) He got tricked ! LOL!

This chinese chives pancake recipe is by Amy Beh . I used dried shrimps instead of fresh ones for the dried ones are more fragrant. Simple and easy to make pancake and dip it with Thai sweet chilli sauce..Mmmm yummy best to serve them as tea snack or breakfast treat.

chopped chives, dried shrimps, bird's eye chilli
are mixed into the batter

delicious crispy chives pancakes

the crispiness is there when taken warm

one load of the recipe can make 4 pieces of pancakes

I cooked this for our tea snacks....2 pieces for Piggy boy,
a piece for Daddy and a piece for Momsie
Piggy gal mizzed this , she went out
for a movie with her friends :p

Chinese Chives Pancake ( by Amy Beh )



70g plain flour
20g tapioca flour
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tsp corn flour
130ml water (approximately)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp sugar

50g chopped chives
75g shelled-prawns, chopped
1 tbsp chopped red chillies


Combine batter ingredients in a mixing bowl. Strain, then add in seasoning and ingredients (B), and mix.Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan. Put in one ladleful of batter and shallow-fry it over low heat until it is cooked on one side. Flip the pancake over and cook until golden. Remove and serve pancakes immediately.



  1. This is my husband's favourite! Haven't make this for a long time and thanks for reminding me.

  2. My mum used to do this for us, now and then.. eat while hot and yes, it goes well with tomato or chilli sauce..hehe...

  3. Used to have those onion pancake very often, they are easy to make, and delicious, a wonderful snack.
    Angie's Recipes

  4. One of my favourite convenient food. A great snack to hide lots of vegetables. I love it for as a light lunch with chili sauce

  5. Hey, I love this, reminds me that I've not eaten this pancake for years, should try it out one day.
    Thanks for sharing
    Trust super mom to come up with fantastic ideas!

  6. Lovely pancakes. One of my comfort foods. Time to make these. Thanks.

  7. whole family love chives and this so easy to make. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Elin, This looks delicious! Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my blog! I just love coming over here as well :D

  9. Foods Elin makes are always my palate's friends..... I'm considering moving nearby

  10. When I was in Taiwan I ate these daily on the street. The locals would top them with a fried egg for a quick lunch. They are delicious! Great post.

  11. great pancakes, I've heard a lot about chinese pancakes and I've been wanting to try scallion pancakes but these pancakes are on top of the list to try!

  12. yummy! i like my chives though, and there's one cucur like chives-dried shrimps crackers mum used to make.

  13. @ My Little Space : You arewelcome:)

    @ reanaclaire: I remembered my grandma used to make this for us as afternoon snacks :)

    @ Angie's Recipes : Yup..light and delicious snack

    @ Mary Moh: I guess it's everyone's favourite snacks esp dip in chilli sauce :)

    @ No-Frills Recipes: You are welcome:)

    @ Divana Pe: Thanks for dropping is real comfort food..good for lunch or as afternoon snack.

    @ Anncoo : Haha not most people like chives..glad to know your whole family loves it :))

    @ Diana Bauman: Hi Diana, thanks for dropping by ..I love your blog....interesting and it really enlightens my horizon on how to preserved fruits etc. Thanks for your generous sharing :)

    @ Kenny T : heehee, Kenny you are welcome to move next door..but anyway we are still sharing through our windows...I mean thru IT windows :p

    @ Amber : Thanks would add an egg the next time I cook this again..Great idea!

    @ Jessie : Hi Jess, hope you will try this out..I am sure you will love it :)

    @ Chow & Chatter : Thanks :))

    @ J2Kfm : Hi are just as lucky as my Piggies...Ipoh Momsies are all super moms :))

  14. this is absolutely my kind of pancake! looks delicious!

  15. great recipe, looks so yummy. i LOVE chive, funny, i just made chive and shrimp egg custard ^^

  16. @ lululu: Yup, it is delicious with chilli come to think of it...goes well with wasabi too :))

    @ anonymous : Hi, chives goes well with anything actually...the nice grassy smell..mmmm yummy :) Thanks for dropping me a line.

  17. These savory pancakes are delectable!

  18. Hi Caitlin,
    Thanks, they are delish! :))

  19. Hello, I just bought some fresh chives and found your recipe, the picture looks delicious. I haven't cook traditional chinese food for a long time. Questions for you: Can I substitute some whole wheat flour in the flour portion? Hubby said he gets hungry too quickly when I use plain flour. Also, is corn flour same as corn starch, I don't have rice flour, can I substitute with more flour. Thanks


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