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World’s Most Bizarre Pancakes

by meeming on 23/08/07 at 1:18 pm

Some of the world’s weirdest pancake mixes and flavors: would you try them?

Throughout my entire life, I have eaten traditional pancakes/hotcakes together with butter and honey. I never thought or even considered that pancakes could be modified, flavored or mixed up with some of the weirdest combinations in the world. In my opinion, a few of the world’s most bizarre pancake flavors and mixes are:

Ethiopia

They call pancakes Injeera. Pancakes served with meat and vegetables! Wow!

India (Southern)

They call it dosai, thosai, or dhosa. It is a South Indian crepe. Many ingredients are added such as black gram, potatoes or even pickles!

China

They call this a Green Onion Pancake made with green onions and served with mooshu dishes

Thailand

They call it Roti Kaeng Karee. A crispy pancake Muslim style with coconut-milk based curry. Plus, spices!

Japan

They call it as Dorayaki. It is a sweet pancake filled with bean paste.

Vietnam

They call it Banh Xeo. Had enough lettuce, fishwort and coriander, yet?

Korea

They call this one Pajeon and Bindaetteok and it is made with seafood, chili paste, and lots of veggies.

Middle East

They call it Pita. The most common stuffing is fried chickpea balls (falafel), but it is also often filled with the meat of chicken or lamb called Shwarma.

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Beatrice Adams

Aug 23rd, 2007

They sound delicious, meeming!

random

Aug 23rd, 2007

A pita? How is that a pancake? In fact, none of these are pancakes, they are flat, edible, delicious dishes from around the world.

logical

Aug 23rd, 2007

Pita bread is not pancake. Roti Kaeng Karee is not pancake, as it is actually paratha bread. Banh Xeo is also not pancake. Please get your facts right before putting it in here.

dhruv

Aug 23rd, 2007

um the dosai dont have pickles in em

not like dill pickles

very rarely do they have pickled spices in them

i’ve never had it and im indian
it normally has onions and potatoes in it or is served with a spicy coconut sauce or spicy sauce made of spices and potatoes

what?

Aug 23rd, 2007

Um, I think you’ve written an entire article about pancakes without even using anything remotely close to pancakes. That would be like an Indian coming over here and comparing a hot dog to any cylindrical shaped food over there. Apples and oranges, anyone?

juniorjj

Aug 23rd, 2007

Thank you SlamShut. That was my instant reaction

Anon

Aug 24th, 2007

Banh Xeo is so far away from a pancake more like a crepe? What is your definition of a pancake?

Damn crackers...

Aug 24th, 2007

So this is how an ignorant inbred a redneck sees the world.

Lon

Aug 24th, 2007

The dorayaki pancakes do taste quite similar to the stuff most of us know in the Western world, but that’s about the only thing I would call a pancake in this article.

loconet

Aug 24th, 2007

I’m tempted to think the author of this article is nothing but a troll. This can’t possibly be serious? Doesn’t this guy get out of his house? Wow, those of these are freaking pancakes! I don’t care if they look like pancakes from some remote and twisted angle, they have nothing in common with pancakes. Waste of digg submission. Buried.

OMGWTF

Aug 24th, 2007

You shouldn’t listen to British people and you shouldn’t talk to pans!

Pancake Man

Aug 24th, 2007

Injeera is not a pancake. It’s more of a crepe. And it’s not cooked with the meat – the meat/veggies are placed on top. Again.. NOT a pancake.

Same goes for your green onion cake.. Have you ever even had one before?

And I agree with everyone about the pita. You’re a fool. Just because somethings “bready and flat” it doesn’t make it a pancake.. If it were, your girlfriend (in specific) would be a pancake.

carbs

Aug 24th, 2007

This just describes several different cultures that have flat breads that generally accompany a meal. Some others are matzah bread, tortillas, and crepes.

Some Jerk

Aug 24th, 2007

OMFG…That Falafel looks sooooo good…plus its from a very popular chain in Israel (i can tell by the napkin)

The Food Bastard

Aug 24th, 2007

There is a thin line between bread and pastry and you have clearly crossed the bun on this one.

Please don’t take this wrong but…. START again!

Steven

Aug 24th, 2007

Parathas are not considered pancakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paratha

someone

Aug 24th, 2007

Wow, I find it strange that so many people would become agressive and so unkind to someone who seems to have sincerely wanted to post an interesting article and might have had a slight misconception of a definition. We should consider kindness in our speech and actions. I for one have tried some of these dishes, they are quite good and thanks to “meeming” for pointing out others I will definitely try now.

Steven

Aug 24th, 2007

The article is inaccurate left and right. Next thing you know, water is considered a form of pancake.

ace

Aug 24th, 2007

delete this blog please

John

Aug 24th, 2007

You need to eat out more at more restaurants than McDonalds! All these meals are simply ethnic and not American. FFS. They’re not even pancakes@

seriously

Aug 24th, 2007

You know the italians make a pancake called a pizza.. you should give it a try.. they put lots of wierd things on them..

Dude

Aug 24th, 2007

@Meeming,
Maybe you are not from this planet. Almost none of that food is a “Pancake”. At least change the title. Its not like I’ll ever come back to the webpage.

Chris

Aug 24th, 2007

It’s strange how hostile can become when it comes to discussing pancakes! To set the record straight (since most people here just seem to hurl insults left and right):

First off, “crêpe” is the French word for pancake. The dictionary definition is, “a thin, light, delicate pancake.”

Ethiopia: NOT A PANCAKE.
Injera (sometimes transliterated enjera) or taita is a pancake-like bread made out of teff flour.

India: PANCAKE
The dose, dosa, dosai, thosai, or dhosa is a South Indian crêpe. This food, high in carbohydrates and proteins, is a typical South Indian breakfast item.

China: NOT A PANCAKE.
Despite the name, it’s actually a snack consisting of a non-leavened, salty flatbread infused with oil and minced scallions (green onions). Unlike a true pancake, it is made from dough instead of batter, similar to the Indian paratha.

Thailand: PANCAKE
As far as I can tell from various Google search results, it’s a bonafide pancake.

Japan: NOT A PANCAKE.
It’s a type of confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from kasutera (sponge cake) wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste.

Vietnam: PANCAKE
Bánh xèo are Vietnamese crepe-type pancakes made out of rice flour and turmeric powder and coconut milk, and are pan-fried and stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts. Served wrapped with lettuce leaves and stuffed with mint leaves and other herbs, and dipped in nước mắm (Vietnamese fish sauce).

Korea: PROBABLY NOT A PANCAKE
“Pajeon is a pancake-like Korean dish made mostly of eggs and flour, with green onion similar to Chinese Green onion pancake.” I’d say it’s not a true pancake since it’s defined as ‘pancake-like’ and similar to Chinese Green Onion Pancake, which is also not a pancake.

Pita, also known as pita bread, is… you’ve guessed it, BREAD. It’s also popular in many other places in the world, like Greece, not just the Middle East.

Sources: Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Google.

w0mbat

Aug 24th, 2007

What? Is a kebab now a “Pancake” as well? What about a Kentuky Fried Chicken Wrap? Is that a “pancake”? You have no idea….

Krafty

Aug 24th, 2007

They’re not BIZARRE, you dolt – however, if you classify any dish which is round and flat as a “pancake”, then yes, these are some very delicious dishes, that have been prepared and enjoyed for centuries.

What’s bizarre is your total ignorance of world cuisine.

Krafty

Aug 24th, 2007

And, it took a while for the images to load. What you have portrayed as a Dosai, is actually an Uthappam. A thicker crepe, tastes quite different than a Dosai. Both are yummy though!

hello kitty

Aug 24th, 2007

BTW, indian pancakes are also called “teri-ma-ki chuth”. Enjoyed the world over.

Phil M

Aug 24th, 2007

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. A PITA IS NOT A PANCAKE!!
I’ve NEVER been so MAD! ARGH

I’m seriously crying right now

Karl L

Aug 24th, 2007

When I grew up, we were so poor we made pancakes by cuttin up old boxes. We used coloured pens to draw on the sauces :(

Ben T

Aug 24th, 2007

I wanna make a pancake with fil and dan ;)

Uhhhh . . . yeah

Aug 24th, 2007

Dude, I’ve never seen so many people get so worked up over the concept of “pancake” before.
Yeah, some of the stuff is wrong, but who cares?
Seriously, it’s okay. It’s just flour.

Ethiopia, not pancakes

Aug 24th, 2007

I believe the pancakes from Ethiopia aren’t pancakes at all. They seem the same as yufka in Turkey, which is actually just bread but very, very thin (it is not sweet).

This kind of bread is typically served with meat and/or vegetables.

Michien mm Pancakes

Aug 24th, 2007

I love Pancakes, these may be or maybe not pancakes. I don’t really think they are the “weirdest combinations in the world” but they all look fantastic!

Nope!

Aug 24th, 2007

Welcome to the world, where bread is often unleavened and flat!

Onflame

Aug 24th, 2007

Hey, SlamShut and Dhruv, both of you, good going there!
This meeming doesn’t seem to know what she’s writing

Onflame

Aug 24th, 2007

Wll actually, NONE of them are pancakes, or even close to them.
You know people, i think we should get as much support for this article as possible, then with the generated money, we can send poor meeming for some kind of brain disease treatment. Really, I pity the poor brain!

A Chef from Ottawa

Aug 24th, 2007

What the hell…the only pancakes here are the Dorayaki. The rest is all just various styles of flat foods. Pita is bread, not a pancake. The only international flat food that would be considered a pancake, is the Norwegian Lefse which you didn’t even mention.
You don’t have a clue what food is, do you?

Helo

Aug 24th, 2007

Thank you Chris for the effort.
It’s strange how hostile can become when it comes to discussing pancakes! To set the record straight (since most people here just seem to hurl insults left and right):

First off, “crêpe” is the French word for pancake. The dictionary definition is, “a thin, light, delicate pancake.”

Ethiopia: NOT A PANCAKE.
Injera (sometimes transliterated enjera) or taita is a pancake-like bread made out of teff flour.

India: PANCAKE
The dose, dosa, dosai, thosai, or dhosa is a South Indian crêpe. This food, high in carbohydrates and proteins, is a typical South Indian breakfast item.

China: NOT A PANCAKE.
Despite the name, it’s actually a snack consisting of a non-leavened, salty flatbread infused with oil and minced scallions (green onions). Unlike a true pancake, it is made from dough instead of batter, similar to the Indian paratha.

Thailand: PANCAKE
As far as I can tell from various Google search results, it’s a bonafide pancake.

Japan: NOT A PANCAKE.
It’s a type of confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from kasutera (sponge cake) wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste.

Vietnam: PANCAKE
Bánh xèo are Vietnamese crepe-type pancakes made out of rice flour and turmeric powder and coconut milk, and are pan-fried and stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts. Served wrapped with lettuce leaves and stuffed with mint leaves and other herbs, and dipped in nước mắm (Vietnamese fish sauce).

Korea: PROBABLY NOT A PANCAKE
“Pajeon is a pancake-like Korean dish made mostly of eggs and flour, with green onion similar to Chinese Green onion pancake.” I’d say it’s not a true pancake since it’s defined as ‘pancake-like’ and similar to Chinese Green Onion Pancake, which is also not a pancake.

Pita, also known as pita bread, is… you’ve guessed it, BREAD. It’s also popular in many other places in the world, like Greece, not just the Middle East.

Sources: Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Google.

By the way, pita sucks.

A chef from Europe...

Aug 24th, 2007

try thinking outside the box!!!
believe it or not they didn’t ‘modify the traditional american pancakes’

and pita is nothing like pancakes!!!
they’re just as bizarre as most foods in your country.

Alex

Aug 24th, 2007

A lot of theese do not quallfy as a pancake

i8it

Aug 24th, 2007

i always thought pita was a bread.some of the pancakes could be called friters they are that thick

Open mind

Aug 24th, 2007

Why is that religion thing next to your so-called “crispy Thai pancake”? I just don’t understand why you have to put that in there as it may be offensive to some because there is no such thing as ‘what u may have called that thing’! Please consider!

What?

Aug 25th, 2007

There are varieties or kinds of pancakes I think. There are forms too. So i think what Pita is made of is similar to that of a pancake.

Liane Schmidt

Aug 26th, 2007

This is a great article! Nice work!

Best wishes.

Sincerely,

-Liane Schmidt.

Caravia

Aug 26th, 2007

Injeera is not the only pancake/crepe with meat and vegetables. You maybe don’t know about the galette, the French crepe made with brown flour and eaten with cheese, ham, or vegetables. The galette is the sister of the crepe, crepe eaten with sweet things and made with white flour and the galette the opposite.
The italian make also thin crepes to make the canellonni, rolls of crepes filled with ricotta cheese, spinach or meat.

deal w. yah

Aug 27th, 2007

it’s an informative article. thanks. i love those japanese dorayaki.

lizzie2uk

Aug 27th, 2007

Interesting article. I’m a member of Triond too. Keep up the good work!

~CM~

Aug 29th, 2007

Pita? Pita is not a pancake! I am from the middle east, and pita is a type of circle shaped bread. The felafel and the SHAWARMA, not shwarma, are just stuff u put inside the pita bread to amke a normal sandwich. Shawarma for meat eaters, and felafel for ppl who are vegetarians. It is nothing like a pancake. but the other stuff are interesting. I am also a member of triond. nice job =D.

~CM~

Aug 29th, 2007

And by the way to all these commenting ppl, what’s the deal of these insults. So he didn’t know that they aren’t pancakes? So what? they look like pancakes all right. And they taste good. So who cares? He got the information rigth he just stated they were pancakes. I bet many ethnic foods can be mistaken. So chill out! O btw since I am from the middle east I eat pita with felafel and shawarma all the time it is DELICIOUS!!!!

Chilled Beer

Sep 3rd, 2007

What Crap? You talk as if Pancake was the first edible thing in the world… You westerners are so self centred. The so called Indian pancake is a ‘Dosa’ mate. And for your kind information, India, China, Korea were Advanced civilizations when your countries( Europe and US) were in still in the dark ages.

Grow up kid. Pancakes my foot

Vallam

Sep 3rd, 2007

It’s a streetlight.

Pake

Sep 4th, 2007

What is the deal? I mean it’s just food. I mean…. if I went to a foreign country and sampled some of their cuisine, even I might mistaken one or two foods as pancakes.

So they aren’t pancakes? So what? This guy made a mistake. Mistakened many pancake-like foods for pancakes. Like the 53th message on this blog, {What’s} comment, food can come on different forms, different methods of cooking, different consistencies, different recipes and ingredients. So do many other foods, but talking about those foods probably won’t cause as abig as a riot like this. Then why the pancake?

If you going to call me Westerner, FYI I am Asian. And if it sounds like I’m talking nonsense, then it’s probably because I am still young.

Stone Heart

Oct 17th, 2007

Hmmn… it seems that commentator disagree about the world of pancakes? Well, pancake or not…i think this sounds tasty.

chels

Nov 14th, 2007

uhhhhhh……what are we talkin ’bout?

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Apr 8th, 2009

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Oct 11th, 2011

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