Sunday Creation: Chinese / Japanese / Mexican Fusion ??
At home every Sunday it smells of pancake in the dining area. So here is something I came up with to kind of remind me of that. I guess you can call it an ‘asian garbage plate’, something like the garbage plates of Rochester, NY. more like a hotchpotch of items I have at home. Here is what you will need:
FOR 3 Taco/Pancakes
1 cup white flour, in my case I used the ready made Korean Pancake batter mix.
4 sticks of scallion finely chopped
1/4 tsp of chicken broth powder, or 2 tbsp of liquid chicken broth
1 garlic clove finely minced into a paste
100g of Chicken chopped into tiny pcs. My case Costco Chicken, you will not need to to cook it.
1 avacado cut into 1/2″ cubes roughly
Kimchi Furikake (this you will find at any Asian Supermarket)
1/4 tsp soysauce
oil for cooking
water for the batter
Mix in the items of SET 1 in to a mixing bowl. Add in water and dilute the mixture. Start with 1/2 a cup of water and check the viscosity of the mixture, it should be like a diluted yogurt. A good way to tell is take a ladle or spoon and scoop the mixture and pour it back in and see how it flows. Too fast and it’s too watery, just add more flour to thicken. Too slow and then you add water to adjust. This process can be repeated even while you are making your pancakes.
If you need to cook the chicken cook it with a little oil (1/4 tsp) and let it brown slightly. Add in a dash of the Kimchi Furikake and the soy sauce to brown and set aside.
Now on a flat pan heat it up till its hot (you can set the heat on high), add in oil, how much depends on the type of pan you are using. If it’s a non stick a few drops of oil will do and more oil if it’s a regular pan. Pour in 3/4 cup of batter into the pan, you can use a soup ladle if you have one. Use the ladle to spread the batter on the pan to roughly 10-12 inches. Make sure you let it cook and not disturb it. Once the bottom side is brown and most of the liquid has dried from the top it’s time to flip the pancake. I would recommend to use the pan itself to flip. Using a spatula might be a bit of a pain. Just youtube search “how to flip pancakes” and you can find tons of info there. After you flip the pancake let it cook and brown slightly. Before you transfer the pancake on to the place use your spatula and push in a line along the center across the pancake, like an industrial v-score.
Once the pancake is on the plate place the avocado, chicken, and drop some mayo or sour cream if you want on to the top. Fold the pancake and garnish on top.
Recommend to accompany it with some fresh fruits. And you are done.