Chung Yao Beng - Scallion Pancakes A.K.A. Chinese Flat Bread
Chung yao beng is referred to by the non-Chinese-speaking world as scallion pancakes, which doesn’t do this appetizer any justice. Blueberries yes, pistachios, maybe, but scallion pancakes? Probably not. I think the misleading term here is “pancakes”. There is nothing about chung yao beng that resembles a pancake other than it’s shape. Chinese flat bread, I believe, is a much more suitable and attractive name for this dish. It is the perfect marriage of crusty exterior and chewy inside layers somewhat reminiscent of a naan, except chung yao beng is pan fried instead of baked – even better! Kids, adults, gourmets and amateurs all love chung yao beng for its simple preparation and tasty results.