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Chinese Chive Pancake

Chinese Chive Pancake (Jiucai Hezi)

The Chinese chive pancake, known in Chinese as jiu cai he zi, originated from northeast China. It is a kind of pasta snack. It is very popular in the northeast and is also a holiday food in some areas.
Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 300 grams of flour
  • 200 grams of chives
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 grams of shrimp


  • 1 spoonful salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil


  • Pour the flour into a big bowl, take two cups of cold water, a glass of 120 ml, and a glass of 60 ml.
  • Once the dough has rested, then it is kneaded and divided into small portions. Take a rolling pin and roll the dough into a circle. Use a small bowl to make a circle on the dough and cut out the circle.
  • Crack the eggs into the frying pan and cook it like an omelet.
  • Wash, drain, and chop the chives. Wash, drain and devein the shrimp, then chop them. The omelet is now cut into pieces.
  • Combine the chives, shrimp, and eggs into the bowl. Add salt, sugar, soy sauce, and salad oil. Stir all the ingredients together.
  • Place a spoonful of the mixed ingredients on one side of the dough round.
  • Fold in half, press the edges together tightly, and then form the lace edging with your fingers.
  • Heat the pan and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the prepared jiu cai he zi.
  • Using a low heat, cook until both sides are golden brown.