Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yum Cha Style Mango Pancakes

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Mango season has hit quite early this year- although they're not exactly at their best yet, there's always a strong scent of mangoes whenever I venture into a fruit shop. I find this a little weird as I always associate mangoes with December. When I was younger, we used to take boxes of mangoes to Hong Kong for our relatives when we went there just before christmas. Back then, mangoes were at their best just before christmas and we always managed to bring some large, ripe mangoes. But it seems that the mango season is appearing earlier and earlier each year- last year, we only managed to bring a box of small end of season mangoes!


Although I prefer eating mangoes as they are, rather than using them for desserts (as I do with most fruits), my next favourite way to eat mango is in mango pancakes. Yup, the bright yellow ones they wheel around in the dessert trolley at yum cha, always covered tightly in cling wrap with water droplets hanging off the plastic.

I had these for the first time at a yum cha restaurant about 3 years ago, instantly fell in love with them and then realised how simple they were- after all, they're just a simple mixture of mangoes and whipped cream wrapped in a yellow pancake. But that never stopped me from ordering them everytime I spotted one at a restaurant. Even when it's in the middle of winter, and you know that they're using canned mangoes....



So I finally got around to making this yesterday, after seeing the two mangoes which I'd reserved (my sister used the others for mango pudding) starting to rot. I've never been able to find a mango pancake recipe on the internet, one of the resons I've been putting it off for so long, despite my love for it)so I decided to use a crepe recipe as I thought it'd be similar to the pancake I've eaten at yum cha (never mind the fact that I've never actually eaten a crepe before.....), tint it yellow and chuck some whipped cream and mango in there =D And you know what?? It worked!!

I accidently made the crepe too thick because I was scared that if it was too thin, it wouldn't taste like the mango pancakes I had before. And then I think I overcooked it because it wasn't quite as soft as I'd like it AND I also added too much food colouring so it ended up looking pretty cheap, like those ones at yum cha restaurants which you look at and know that it won't taste good but you still order cimply because it's a mango pancake, and you love mango pancake. Or is that just me? Luckily, the mangoes were really good so it didn't taste like it looked =) Infact, they were heavenly!! The mangoes are really the star of the show here so the slight problems with the crepe weren't too noticeable. And so these dissappeared in no time!

I know what I'll be doing with this season's mangoes!



35 comments:

  1. THAT LOOKS SO GOOODDD =DDDDDD *drooollllsss*

    *saves this page*

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  2. Hi Poggy!
    That was SO FAST!! haha...thanks =)

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  3. OMG looks just like it. I've been trying to find a recipe for a while =]Can't wait to try it out

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  4. Mmm...really looks so yummy. Never seen mango in canned before but the fresh ones are the best :)

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  5. Done a good job there! The photography is good too! ;0)
    How about that mango pudding recipe too? I fancy some of that!

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  6. Oh YUM...!! Those look so good! I always order mango puddings when I am out for a yum cha, next time if I should see something like yours, I would definitely order it too!

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  7. I love mangoes...only fresh ones. Your mango pancakes look fabulous. I wish I can have a piece now. I saw mangoes at the supermarket this morning but they all looked very green.....haiyah. Wish I am back home....all the juicy sweet mangoes to enjoy.

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  8. I don't know what you're talking about...your crepes look great! I'm scared to try them, though O.O Hopefully this post will give me the confidence, hehe.

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  9. The pancakes look perfect, no pockmarks at all!!
    There are melon, jackfruit and durian filled pancakes here as well.

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  10. O_O i have never seen this at yumcha before!! never!!

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  11. wow these look great and I bet the flavor is awesome

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  12. I wish it were mango season here too! Your pancakes sound really yummy! I really want mangoes now >.<

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  13. Your pancakes look beautiful - I love how smooth and even they are. And mangoes are one of my favorite fruits!

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  14. what a terrific breakfast! brace yourself, though--i've never eaten fresh mango! isn't that tragic!

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  15. Hrmm I always see this but i just don't know why I never get myself to eating it... but now I just wanna grab it from the computer's screen..

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  16. They looking amazing!I love mango pancakes and have been wanting to make them at home, thanks for the recipe!!

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  17. Oh yum! I <3 mangoes - bring on mango season!!!

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  18. The mango pancakes look fabulous! Excellent photography too.

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  19. You are a star! The mango pancakes look very professionally done.

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  20. Your mango pancakes look even better than those in yumcha restaurants. Love mangoes and will make more desserts with them in the coming summer.

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  21. Wow - this looks exactly like the ones at yum-cha and so amazing for your first effort! i cant wait for a summer full of mangoes!

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  22. They look delicious! I love the yellow colour :-)

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  23. Thanks, Von! I subscribed, so we'' see if it works. You will know if you find me back here, regularly. (I have subscribe by e-mail, too)
    Love the unexpected colour on these crepes to make the mango taste more - well, mangoey...
    Ingenious!
    And the cake to your English teacher? Well, that will be the only one ever that she gets! I have got a lot of loving little cards and treats over the years (I teach English, too) but never a cake like that. There is a whole lotta love baked into it, for sure!
    Lucky BOTH of you!
    :)
    Valerie

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  24. your pancakes look so nice and thin! i've tried making these before but ended up having rather thick and chewy pancakes, will give this recipe a go and hopefully they turn out!

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  25. oh yay finally find recipe for this yum cha mango crepe thanks

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  26. HA! I was going to try and make up the recipe for these lovely little beauties but instead I was sent yours... YUUUMM!!!

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  27. I tried this tonight for dinner... Mango's aren't in season, so I used tinned ones - it turned out FANTASTIC!! My 6 year old told me they were better than the restaurant ones. I have to thank you SO much for sharing with us!! :)

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  28. These pancakes are absolutely delicious especially at King of Kings Chinese restaurant at Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

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  29. Awesome recipe I must say. There are not much mango pancake style recipes on the internet and yours was fabulous. I made something different for breakfast too - here is my mango pancake recipe :) http://www.cukzy.com/mango-pancakes/

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  30. I used this recipe and they came out amazing! However I added a touch of vanilla essence in the mix. Thanks so much!

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  31. These mango pancakes look amazing! I love the ones you get from Yum Cha so i am so glad to have found this recipe!

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  32. Wow these are amazing. After moving to the UK I dream about Yum Cha mango pancakes. I just followed your recepie and made a batch of ten for Shrove Tuesday. They are amazing. Thank you so much for bringing these back into my world :-)

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  33. Wow these are amazing. After moving to the UK I dream about Yum Cha mango pancakes. I just followed your recepie and made a batch of ten for Shrove Tuesday. They are amazing. Thank you so much for bringing these back into my world :-)

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  34. These Mango Pancakes are even better than those in restaurants. They are light, fluffy, perfectly sweet & all-around delicious. Love mangoes and will make them in the coming summer.

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