Pancakes to Impress

We are delighted to announce the first of a new food column featuring celebrated Hong Kong Chef, Que Vinh Dang of Quest.
This month, Que shows us how to elevate everyone’s favourite breakfast treat into a truly sumptuous dish with his tried and tested recipe for pancakes served with bananas and salted caramel. Yum!



1 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 cup of whole milk
1 egg
2 tablespoon of white vinegar
3 teaspoons of sugar
Pinch of salt

Coconut caramel:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of coconut milk
1/4 tsp of salt

Mix in the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in to a mixing bowl. Then add 2 tablespoons of vinegar into the 3/4 cup of milk and let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow the milk to curdle.

Pour the curdled milk into the flour mixture along with the egg and mix until smooth.

Preheat a medium size sauté pan and lightly coat it with oil.

Spoon in the batter to your preferred size and allow the bottom to cook until the top part of the pancake starts to form big bubbles. Flip the pancake over and continue to let it cook for another 1-2 mins or until the batter is fully cooked.

To make the caramel, place the sugar in a small saucepan and put it over medium heat. Allow sugar to melt before stirring.

Once it’s completely melted let it cook for another 5 mins or until the side of the pan begins to caramelised.

See also
Guide To Poon Choi & Where To Buy The Lunar New Year Dish In Hong Kong

Stir it once more until the sugar becomes golden brown. Once sugar becomes a golden caramel colour add the coconut milk and salt and stir until it is fully incorporated.

Allow it to cool to room temperature before serving.


Chef Que Vinh Dang credits his mother and upbringing in New York with his passion for food.  An avid explorer of food and culture from a young age, Dang attended culinary school in New York and continued to refine his skills. Since arriving in Hong Kong over a decade ago, Chef Dang has fine-tuned his cooking repertoire with everything from gourmet burgers to crafting and brewing specialty beers to refined comfort food. Quest aims to celebrate inspiration with inventive and playful tasting menus that will surprise and expand boundaries.  Modeled after his personal interests and inspirations from his travels, the meals will explore flavours with classic-meets-modern cooking techniques, showcasing the chef’s inherent talent for creation.

Rate this post

Created by Hong Kong lovers for Hong Kong lovers, The HK HUB offers you a daily dose of stories, deals, and tips about this unique and amazing city. If you're looking for the best places to visit, to know more about the Hong Kong Culture, to find a cool restaurant or bar to chill with your friends, or an exciting thing to do over the weekend with your family, we've got you covered. The HK HUB opens the doors to Hong Kong.

Add comment