Traditional Chinese flatbreads Cong You Bing

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Chinese Green Onion Pancakes. Street Food | Cong You Bing

Traditional Chinese flatbreads Cong You Bing /蔥油餅 are made of unleavened dough in a pan. In the Chinese language, it means «green onion pancakes» but differs from pancakes with elastic dough. These green onion flatbreads are so popular in China that cooked both in the streets and restaurants. Serve Cong You Bing with any sauce you like yet we recommend a special sauce made of garlic, soy sauce, and light rice vinegar – how to cook it see in our video recipe, Cong You Bing.

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Chinese Green Onion Pancakes. Street Food | Cong You Bing
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Chinese flatbreads Cong You Bing

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • wheat flour – 10 oz /300 g
  • boiling water – 1/3 cup /80 ml
  • cold water – 2/3 cup /150 ml
  • salt – 1 tsp
  • ground black pepper – to taste
  • green onion – 3 oz /75 g
  • garlic – 1 clove
  • vegetable oil – 5 tbsp
  • soy sauce – 3 tbsp
  • rice vinegar – 3 tsp
  • sugar – 1 tsp

You will need:

  • rolling pin
  • pastry board
  • bowl
  • pan
  • carving board


  1. In a bowl combine 10 oz /300 g of flour and ½ tsp of salt and divide the flour into 1/3 and 2/3 parts with a spatula.
  2. Pour 1/3 cup /80 ml of boiling water into 1/3 of the flour, stir with the spatula and make the dough.
  3. Pour 2/3 cup /150 ml of cold water into 2/3 of the flour and stir.
  4. Combine 2 types of dough and knead with hands 3-5 minutes long until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough with a towel and leave for 20 minutes.
  6. Chop up the green onions except for their white parts.
  7. In a small bowl mix sauce ingredients: 3 tbsp /15 g of green onion, chopped garlic, 1 tsp of sugar, 3 tbsp of soy sauce, 3 tbsp of water, and 3 tsp of rice vinegar.
  8. Flour a pastry board, layout the dough, knead with hands, and divide into 4 parts. Roll each into a disk 2-3 mm thick.
  9. Spread 1 tsp of vegetable oil on the disk surface, salt, and pepper to taste, sprinkle with the chopped up green onion, make a roll and crimp the edges into a snail. Flatten the dough a bit with fingers and roll neatly into a disk 5-6 mm thick. Make the same steps with the rest of the dough.
  10. Brush the heated pan with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and fry the flatbreads on each side for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  11. Serve your Cong Yu Bing flatbreads hot with the prepared sauce.
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