Scallion Pancakes with Szechuan Pepper Dipping Sauce

Scallion pancakes are wonderfully simple to make, and they are a favorite for children and adults alike. The dipping sauce is zingy, and flavorful—and utterly addicting.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped scallions (white and green parts)
  • 1⁄2 tsp. five spice powder
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. regular or spicy sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. mirin
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground Szechuan pepper


  • Mix together the flour, water, scallions, and five-spice powder.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When hot, add 1⁄4 cup of the batter. Flatten out with an offset spatula.
  • Cook for 4 minutes, or until brown, and then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Cut pancakes into wedges.
  • Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, and Szechuan pepper. Serve pancakes with the dipping sauce.