We noticed a long line opposite the road, right outside the Tian Jin Onion Pancake shop, while we were enjoying our mango shaved ice dessert at Smoothie House. This modest-looking stall shares the same space with Thanh Ky Vietnamese Restaurant (誠記越南麵食館).
Tian Jin Onion Pancake specialises in Taiwanese scallion pancake (also known as green onion pancake or spring onion pancake), a popular local street food. These griddle-fried pancakes are crispy and flaky on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Very similar to Singapore’s roti prata or Malaysia’s roti canai.
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How to get to Tian Jin Onion Pancake
If you’re taking public transportation, you can get to Dongmen Station (R07/O06) via the MRT (either red or orange line). Exit at Exit 5, walk straight, and then turn right onto Yongkang Street. Continue down the road until you see Tian Jin Onion Pancake on the right.
Tian Jin Onion Pancake’s menu
Since my last visit, the prices for each item on the menu board have risen by NT$5.
The following is the current menu as of January 2023:
- Original (Plain) NT$30
- Egg NT$40
- Basil + Egg NT$45
- Ham + Egg NT$50
- Cheese + Egg NT$50
- Mixed Combo (Egg + Basil + Cheese + Ham) NT$60
- Corn + Egg NT$50
- Corn + Cheese + Egg NT$60
When I was handed the pancake, it was steaming hot. Because there were so many customers, they had to constantly fry the pancakes to ensure that each one was freshly prepared upon order.
Scallion Pancake with Ham & Egg
This scallion pancake was better than the one from Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang because it was more fluffy on the inside and had a crispy exterior. Despite being fried, it did not taste greasy. To be honest, the pancake was delicious on its own. Fillings are probably unnecessary because they only add substance and an extra layer of flavour.
Overall, not bad for a quick on-the-go snack!
Okay, enough with the snacking, lol. We’re going to Din Tai Fung for dinner!