Man Who Brought Green Onion Cakes To Edmonton Is Hosting Cooking Classes (Recipe Inside)

Siu To, the man who originally brought Green Onion cakes to Edmonton is teaching people in the city how to make the recipe for themselves. To was facing health concerns and rather than fear dying he said he was more concerned that people wouldn't know how to make green onion cakes. From that point he wanted to make sure the recipe was passed on and started handing out the recipe. 

Just this month he held a cooking demonstration for a dozen people to teach them how to make the beloved Edmonton snack. He is getting requests to host more classes which is TBD. 

Here is Siu's Green Onion Cake Recipe: 


4 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

450 mL water

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp salt

2-3 bunches of chopped green onions

1. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and water in a large bowl.

2. Knead the dough until texture is the same as your cheek.

3. Cover the bowl with a towel and set aside.

4. Mix together the shortening, vegetable oil, sesame oil, salt and green onions.

5. Spread out the dough into a circular shape and flatten 1 cm. thin with a rolling pin.

6. Spread out the green onion mixture onto the dough.

7. From bottom, stretch the dough and roll it inwards until it is a long, baguette-like roll.

8. Cut it into eight rectangular pieces.

9. Squeeze and pinch the ends shut.

10. Flatten each into a pancake shape and store between two rectangular sheets of parchment paper.

11. Heat oil in a frying pan.

12. Place cake and pan fry until golden brown on each side.

13. Serve with sambal hot sauce.

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