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Onion Cake like at House of Nanking

LuluTheMagnificent Aug 19, 2006 08:42 PM

Is there someplace out here where I can get something like this?
with the peanut butter?

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  1. echoparkdirt RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 19, 2006 09:50 PM

    i believe these are called "scallion pancakes" here and can be found at many Chinese places...Chinese Islamic had a good one IICRC

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      LuluTheMagnificent RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 19, 2006 11:01 PM


      1. echoparkdirt RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 20, 2006 06:34 PM

        oh and they don't come with the "peanut butter" -- that's a nanking "innovation"

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          Jerome RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 21, 2006 11:36 PM

          what is this peanut butter on scallion cakes?

          where is this house of nanking?

          mandarin deli (four locations) has the scallion cakes (congyoubing -TSung- You- Bing) and is quite reasonable. I once had a peanut butter sauce on noodles substituting for a traditional toasted sesame paste sauce. to be kind, it was not to my taste. But people at this place in Santa Cruz loved it.

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            Chandavkl RE: Jerome Aug 21, 2006 11:51 PM

            House of Nanking is on Kearny St. in San Francisco Chinatown. It's probably the most consistently busy restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown with long lines of waiting diners most of the time. It is also almost devoid of Chinese diners, so I don't think it's anything you'd be interested in.

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            LuluTheMagnificent RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 24, 2006 01:31 AM

            oh! I have to have the peanut butter. GO TO NANKING RIGHT NOW JEROME. :)

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              cfylong RE: LuluTheMagnificent Oct 21, 2006 12:06 AM

              Q Noodles in San Gabriel Square, Arcadia, and Rowland Heights have surprisingly good scallion pancakes. My wife from Hong Kong has lived here for a year and those are the only ones she has liked. I have never heard of peanut butter on onion pancakes--maybe kind of like cream cheese in sushi?

            2. raytamsgv RE: LuluTheMagnificent Oct 23, 2006 06:45 PM

              Tasty Garden in Arcadia offers a Peanut Butter Coconut Pizza. It's really two thin pancakes with peanut butter and coconut in between. I can't remember if the pancakes are scallion pancakes, though. It wasn't too bad, but I'm not a big fan of peanut butter in my Chinese food. Aside from that, it is an excellent Hong Kong-style restaurant.


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