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Three powerful ingredients


Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber offinale, consumed as a spice, medicine or delicacy. Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean.

Onion is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food.

Chopped scallions

The onion plant has a fan of hollow, bluish-green leaves and the bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a foodstuff they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. Consumption is believed to benefit health in that onions contain phenolics and flavonoid.

Green onions are young shoots of bulb onions, and are milder tasting than large bulb onions. They have a small, not fully developed white bulb end with long green stalks. Both parts are edible.

These 3 powerful ingredients have the ability to enhance any dish.

Visit Golden House Chinese Food Restaurant, 1280 Yonge st, Toronto, Ontario as 70% of their menu items are made up of the above 3 ingredients.



A staple in Eastern style cooking

Green Onion

Green onions (also known as scallion, spring onions, salad onions, table onions, green shallots, onion sticks, long onions, baby onions, precious onions, yard onions, gibbons, or syboes) are the edible plants of various Allium species, all of which are “onion-like”, having hollow green leaves and lacking a fully developed root bulb.

Harvested for their taste, they are milder than most onions. They may be cooked or used raw in Asian recipes. Diced scallions are used in soup, noodle and seafood dishes, as well as part of a stir fry. In many Eastern sauces, the bottom half-centimeter of scallion roots is commonly removed before use.

Green onions are an essential part of Chinese cuisine. It is used in a diverse way as mentioned above from a hint to a garnish in a dish. Green onions are often used in Chinese style cooking. A very popular traditional item that incorporates green onions is called a scallion pancake.
A savoury, non-leavened flatbread folded with oil and minced green onions. Unlike a true pancake (western style pancake), it is made from dough instead of batter.
Scallion pancakes originated in China, Taiwan and surrounding areas in the world with ethnic Chinese populations. One can order these scallion pancakes in restaurants and as a street food item, and are also available packaged fresh or frozen in Asian supermarkets.

Other ingredients, such as chopped fennel greens and sesame seeds are sometimes added with the green onions.
The traditional method for cooking scallion pancakes is to fry them with eggs coated on one side.
In the western part of the world, pancakes are often served with soy sauce, hot chili sauce, or Vietnamese dipping sauce. This is how East meets West in terms of evolving food dishes or menu items.

Golden idea. Cooking in your House. Dishes to order at Chinese Restaurants.