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Feb 25, 2013 12:58 PM

Chinese Pancakes in San Francisco

mmm... pancakes

Green onion and chive pancakes aside, the list of SF places with pancakes and other fried breads for comparison seem to be:

Beijing Restaurant (2 locations): , at the Alemany location perhaps the other, they also have a "Beijing omelette" AKA jian bing
House of Pancakes
Xiao Long Bao on Clement
Old Mandarin
Kingdom of Dumpling & King of Noodles & Shandong Deluxe

Most of these places only have a beef pancake and a sesame pancake, but Beijing and House of Pancakes have several other. Any other places?

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  1. Xiao Long Bao also carries these pancakes:
    1. shrimp, chives, egg vermicelli
    2. scallion
    3. pork & bok choy

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    1. re: elise h

      Another 'hound sent me this link for _Pancake: A Global History_ and I thought it was right up your alley. :)

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        thanks! Very true: "The pancake is a treasured food the world over"! Now I have to also return to see why pane went wild over the egg and onion pancake.

    2. Z & Y, Potsticker and Szechuan Cuisine Uncle Cafe have a pancake with beef on their appetizer menus. It's a wrap style.

      1. Dong Bei Mama also has a beef pancake that is to die for.

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        1. re: Atomica

          Is that the type that has dough wrapped around ground beef in a flat disc then panfried? Or a crispy layered pancake that has been cooked and then wrapped around slices of beef burrito-style?

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            It's actually slices of beef (rather than ground), along with cucumber, cilantro, and I believe hoisin. I think it might be wrapped burrito style. There are some good photos of it if you look at Google Images.

            1. re: Atomica

              Thanks, here's our chowpal Pei's photo on her website,

              That's the style served at Z&Y et al I mentioned above as a wrap.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Beijing Restaurant's beef pancakes are flat:

        2. A couple more -

          Little Beijing, though it has been some years since my last time there.

          and nearby, Peking Restaurant.

          (You might want to ask the mods to split off this branch to a new topic to attract more eyes with an appropriate title. We've hit the threading indentation max and it's hard to tell who's talking to whom.)

          1. Chili House at 726 Clement St (relatively new restaurant) serves an excellent rolled up, burrito style beef pancake. It, as Atomica describes the Dong Bei Mama version, has sliced beef, cilantro, scallions, and hoisin sauce.