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How to say ‘Scallion Pancake’ in Mandarin Chinese
What is it?
Scallion oil pancakes (葱油饼, cōngyóubǐng) are a common breakfast treat in Shanghai. The little savory rounds are stuffed with salty pork and scallions and slicked with lard before being fried, then roasted to create the ultimate street food. You’ll find queues of hungry diners waiting at the vendors who don’t cut corners.
Where To Find Scallion Pancakes In Shanghai:
#4, 120 Ruijin Er Lu, by Yongjia Lu
Metro: Line 1/10/12 – South Shaanxi Rd
Where To Find Scallion Pancakes In Beijing:
79-2 Chaoyangmen Nei Dajie
Metro: Line 2 – Chaoyangmen