Pok Chang...

~ Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM ~

The post title might sound weird (especially if you're not Chinese) but this is the name of the pancake dish that I love love love love love the most and have yet to be able to perfect it. My mum used to make this for me when she was alive but sadly and regretfully, I didn't inherit her recipe. I asked my eldest aunt for the recipe and have been trying for years to make this as close as I can get to what I used to taste from my mum's cooking...

I've seen a similar recipe at Food 4 Tots website but my mum's recipe was without sugar and she used butter instead of oil. I can't share the exact measurements for the ingredients as I am still tweaking around and experimenting with the measurements. But all I can say is you will need the following:

- plain flour (I've tried wheat and corn flour)
- eggs
- salt to taste
- Water (if necessary)
- Butter

What I normally did was I mixed the flour and eggs and salt together and prior to frying, I will add a dollop of butter to the pan to oil the surface so that the pancake will not stick onto the pan.

This picture was taken during my latest attempt to make Pok Chang. All I can say is the look is almost exact to my mum's but the taste, not salty enough and the texture, not fluffy and thick enough... sigh... I miss my mum's cookings!

Do you have any memorable dishes that you love?

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Comments (7) -

uncle Lee

Hi Mummy, Wow! Looks really good. Regret I have never heard this name before, nor eaten.
But looking at it, I think 5 pieces should do me fine, ha ha.
Well done....bet they have all disappeared by now.
Do I hear some loud burpings? Ha ha.
Have a nice day.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Uncle Lee!
Oh yes, it's really good, I mean those that my mum used to make. I'm still not up to par yet. And yes, everytime she made it, I eat at least 5 pieces! Thanks for dropping by! Smile


What dialect is pok chang? I haven't heard of it actually. Looks alot like an omelette. Do you eat it plain or with honey/chilli sauce?


I haven't heard of the name but it does look like the one my MIL does. Nvm, continue trying and I'm sure one day you will perfect it just like your mom's and she will be so proud of you..Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Germaine!
I think it's Hakka since my mum is a Hakka. It does look like omelette, for me I eat it plain though my dad used to eat it with sugar. I prefer the saltier the better! Laughing

Hey Carolyn!
Yes, I will keep on trying! Smile

Catheryn @ Pinkbibs

Pok Chang is in what dialect ar?  

It looks like pancake, crepe and omelette?

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn!
Like my reply to Germaine, I think it's Hakka since my mum is a Hakka. It does look like omelette and pancake.

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