Chinese Scallion Pancake | Only Cookery. Chinese scallion pancake, also known as scallion oil pancake or "green onion pancake" is a Chinese, savory, unleavened flatbread folded with oil and minced scallions (green onions). The texture of this dish is crispy and layered outside, but chewy and al dente inside with an aromatic taste of sliced scallion.