Celebrated chef Martin Yan, best known for his decades-long run hosting the international hit television show Yan Can Cook, has spent his career introducing traditional Chinese cuisine to viewers around the world. According to Yan, scallion pancakes are as widely popular in China as muffins are in America. Best served sizzling hot from the frying pan, the golden-brown cakes have a soft interior redolent of green onion and sesame oil, with chile flakes for crunch and kick. Here he demonstrates his method for making the snack in typical Yan fashion—with humor, grace, and vivacity.
The Classics: Martin Yan Makes Scallion Pancakes