If you're walking down Yongkang Street (which I definitely recommend for delicious food and cute souvenirs), this corner stall is hard to miss, as crowds gather around at almost every hour of the day.
While Yilan is notoriously king of the Taiwanese pancake, Tian Jin makes some of the best 蔥抓餅 (𝘊ō𝘯𝘨 𝘻𝘩𝘶ā 𝘣ǐ𝘯𝘨) in Taipei. Now, while this snack is commonly known as "pancake", don't let the name deceive you. We're actually talking about a flaky, savoury flatbread (much similar to Singaporean 𝘙𝘰𝘵𝘪 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘢) with chopped scallions dotting the dough. In Yilan it is deep-fried, while at Tian Jin it is cooked over a hot griddle.
I tried both, and while Yilan's scallions are hard to beat, I honestly prefer Tian Jin Onion Pancake, which is flakier and less oily.
Go for the original for a filling snack, or add everything and turn it into a delicious meal.
𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁. Chinese legend has it that pizza is none other than a variant of this dish. Supposedly, Marco Polo invented pizza after he returned to Italy, in an attempt to recreate these very scallion pancakes (disclaimer: for your own safety, do not try suggesting this theory to Italian people!).
💬 Chinese, English, Japanese & Korean menu (look for the small menu near the griddles)
💸 25 ~ 55元
Formerly known as Billy’s tapa station in Antonio st, Cion’s tapa has the classic Filipino menu that’s easy to familiarize your taste buds with. I always take out food from here whenever I’ll have continuous classes with no lunch break.
📸 Cion’s Tapa Station on Facebook