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Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Street Food

Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Breakfast

Like many pancake mix, there are only flour, egg, water plus salt. It is halfway through frying that we need to do something different, pouring about half a beaten egg with green onion over the pancake and roll it up. The payoff is a simple yet an interesting treat, good for breakfast or snacking.

In both China and Taiwan, I had watched food stall chefs made similar egg rolls of this in less than half a minute. I do the frying far more slower, but is still talking about a minute or two.

The hardest part perhaps is to roll up the pancakes in the frying pan. But there is a time-saving way, which I like doing too: simply flip over the pancake with the beaten egg, having it fried on both sides. That way, though we may no longer call them egg rolls, however does not alter the taste of the pancake, still allowing it to go well with porridge or soup too.

Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Breakfast

If you prepare the pancakes in advance and store in the fridge (covered) for the next morning, then making your breakfast with these savory pancake rolls (by frying the pancakes prepared in advance and adding beaten egg to them) would be as simple and fast as frying eggs!

This recipe uses one egg for making two pancakes (about 18cm each before rolling), you may easily adjust the recipe to serve more by multiplying the number of egg and other ingredients proportionally.

Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Breakfast

  • Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 25g plain flour
  • 3g potato flour
  • 60g water
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of ground white pepper

Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Breakfast


Add pinch of ground white pepper in egg and beat well.

In a mixing bowl, mix flours and salt. Gradually add water in the center, whisking and incorporating flour from around at the same time. Spoon 1/4 of the beaten egg into the flour mixture. Whisk well and until lumps disappear and the batter is smooth.

Add spring onion into the remaining 3/4 egg.

Heat a frying pan and coat its bottom with a very thin layer of oil. As they become hot enough, turn heat to low. Pour half of batter into center of the pan in one go (half of the batter in this recipe shall make a ~18cm pancake).

As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around to get the base evenly coated with batter (I like to spread it as thin as possible).

As the top side of the batter is about to set, pour over it half of the remaining egg mixture and spread it out evenly.

Wait for the egg mixture to set a bit, yet still slightly wet, lift an edge of the pancake and roll (I lifted with my turner). Aid the action with chopsticks or fork in another hand, if required.

Fry the roll for a few seconds, or more, to brown to your liking.

Repeat with the remaining batter and egg mixture. Section the egg rolls to your desired length. Serve hot with chili sauce or terayaki sauce.

Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Breakfast


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  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Simple and delicious. Sometimes I like to sprinkle a little bit of dried shrimps or conpoy over the batter.

  2. Priscilla

    These look SO good. Plus you reminded me (because of the links at the bottom) that I haven’t made dorayaki for far too long (I don’t make them very often because I can’t stop eating them – they’re dangerously good). Thanks for the great recipes.

  3. TasteHongKong

    @Angie@Angie’s Recipes,

    Hope you enjoy both!

  4. tigerfish

    Breakfast would be 蛋饼+豆浆? 😀 You made the egg pancake rolls so perfectly!

  5. Ana C.

    Is there a good substitute for potato flour? I’m in Guangzhou and haven’t seen it at the market.

  6. Christine's Recipes

    Your egg pancake rolls look so perfect. Nice to have them with soymilk, like tigerfish said. 🙂

  7. Blackswan

    This looks like a lovely recipe! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. Looking fwd to sharing!

  8. TasteHongKong

    @Christine’s Recipes,
    Yes, serving egg rolls with either this or this soy milk would be great!

  9. TasteHongKong

    @Ana C.,
    Yes, you may substitute same amount of corn starch for potato flour here. Have fun and enjoy!

  10. Lori

    This looks delicious! I’d definitely have to practice flipping many times to get it right. I bet it would be worth all of the practice though. 🙂

  11. mycookinghut

    Looks really simple and delicious! Thumbs up!

  12. The Missing Lokness

    Very simple ingredients, but sounds so delicious! Your egg rolls are perfectly rolled up. I am sure this will take some practice.

  13. Juliana

    I love this kind of recipe, simple and yet so tasty….this will be a great way to start the day…
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week!

  14. Lucy L

    This looks so good and very interesting!

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  16. lena

    i’ve not seen how the guys doing it on the streets but the final outcome of your pancake roll looks perfect to me!

  17. restaurant in Delhi

    its good for looking and also very less ingredients.adding potato flour is very different with egg and is yummy to have

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