Vegetarian Chinese Pancakes

A delicious vegetarian filling recipe for Chinese pancakes.

Ingredients

200g mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp all spice powder
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
½ tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
6 Chinese pancakes
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 fennel bulb, finely sliced
1/4 cabbage, shredded
4 tbsp hoisin sauce

Method

Made with mushrooms, Vegetarian Chinese Pancakes are a great substitute for Peking duck-filled pancakes. They’re fast and fun to make, and great as an appetizer for a large dinner party, as everyone can assemble their own.

  1. Heat a small frying pan and the sesame oil on high heat. Add the mushrooms, soy sauce, all spice (or five spice) powder, rice wine vinegar and sugar. Once browned, turn the heat down, and stir until the mushrooms are cooked and the sauce is thick and coats the mushroom pieces.
  2. Steam the pancakes over a steamer. You can buy good quality, ready-made Chinese pancake bases at your closest Asian grocer.
  3. Serve the mushrooms, spring onions, fennel, cabbage and hoisin sauce in separate dishes, along with the pancakes.
  4. To assemble, spread a pancake with a little hoisin sauce. Add mushrooms, spring onions, cabbage and fennel. Fold the pancake and enjoy!
  5. For a Summer version of this Vegetarian Chinese Pancakes recipe, switch cabbage and fennel back to cucumber and lettuce.

Hints and Tips

If you cannot get fennel, consider substituting with red cabbage, or celery.

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