If you’ve ever been to a Chinese buffet (at least in the UK… though I guess they must have these elsewhere too?), you’ll definitely have seen this kind of Chinese pancake. I have no idea how authentically Chinese they are, but they’re usually served with shredded duck in hoisin sauce, and thinly sliced cucumber and spring onion.
It sounds weird, but despite obviously not being able to eat the shredded duck, I do sometimes make myself a pancake (or seven) with just the veggies and hoisin sauce – that stuff is amazing, and the texture of the pancakes is so good too. They’re so thin and chewy.
This time, rather than just skipping the meat, I thought I’d make my own vegetarian Chinese pancakes, using various mushrooms and homemade hoisin sauce.