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Everyone’s favorite at yum cha – mango pancakes! This recipe tastes precisely like the true deal. A skinny pale yellow crepe wrapped round cream and contemporary mango, many say that is the best and finest use of mangoes. Who am I to argue?? Full your meal together with your favorite yum-cha dishes!

Stack of freshly made Mango pancakes

Mango pancakes

Mango pancakes are skinny yellow crepes rolled up like a spring roll with whipped cream and an enormous juicy piece of mango stuffed inside. They’re a spotlight for a lot of at yum cha right here in Australia (that’s dim-sum within the US), with each children and grown ups deeming them to be the proper ending to a lunch of too many steamed dumplings.

However really, they’re fairly a lightweight dessert being that it’s largely mango with some frivolously sweetened whipped cream and the pancake could be very skinny. Hearken to me, making an attempt to justify my indulgence!!

Stack of Mango pancakes

One of many issues I really like above mango pancakes is that they’re such an ideal celebration of one among Australia’s best summer season fruits – huge, golden, juicy mangoes. Being such a fan of mangoes, I’ve shared a handful of mango-starring recipes over time (mango ice cream (no-churn!), mango cheesecake, mango daiquiri, to call a number of).

And whereas they’re all bursting with huge mango flavours, none of them use mangoes like we do in mango pancakes – in huge, juicy chunk type. We love, very a lot!!

Cutting mangoes
Huge, juicy chunks of mango are stuffed inside mango pancakes.

What you want for mango pancakes

I’ve set the elements out in 3 teams:

  1. The pancake (crepe) batter

  2. Whipped cream filling

  3. The mango

Pancake batter

Ingredients in Mango pancakes

Whipped cream

I fill my pancakes with frivolously sweetened vanilla whipped cream. A lot nicer than simply plain whipped cream!

Ingredients for whipped cream for Mango pancakes


You’ll want 2 huge mangoes to get sufficient items out of them for one batch of this recipe.

Two mangoes

Use your favorite kind of mango, so long as they’re ripe and juicy! My favorite mango selection is Honey Gold (sweetest), adopted by R2E2 (a bit much less candy, normally), Keitts (contact of tang), Kensington Prides (very delicate juicy flesh) and lastly Palmers (the tangiest and never as juicy, I discover). The one Australian selection I keep away from is Calypso – low-cost, look fairly however least flavour.

How you can make mango pancakes

The pancakes for mango pancakes are literally paper skinny rubbery crepes. In the event you’re a crepe first timer, your first one or two (or three….) will not be good. However don’t let that dishearten you! It doesn’t matter in the event that they’re wonky. As soon as rolled, you possibly can’t inform what form the crepe was! In the event you tear them, so what? Roll across the tears. A bit too thick? It actually doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of the pancakes!


How to make Mango pancakes
  1. Batter – Pour the milk right into a bowl then sift the dry elements in (flour, cornflour, icing sugar). Whisk till lump free, then whisk within the eggs and meals colouring. The batter can be very, very skinny.

  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Don’t skip or shortcut this step as throughout this resting time, the flour absorbs liquid which makes the crepe softer so you possibly can roll the crepes with out cracking. Additionally, the batter thickens barely to the fitting consistency for cooking.

Cook dinner pancakes (crepes)

Mango pancakes are literally crepes that are skinny pancakes that gained’t crack whenever you roll them up. They’ve a barely rubbery texture with a little bit of stretch relatively than being “cakey” like your standard fluffy breakfast pancakes.

The one factor that’s a should is to make use of a really non-stick pan. In the event you don’t, you’ll be cursing /crying. Been there, carried out that!

How to cook Mango pancakes
  1. Measure out 45 ml / 3 tablespoons of batter. I exploit beakers – tremendous useful! (I’ve stacks of them for recipe testing and filming functions).

  2. Spray a non stick pan frivolously with oil then warmth over a medium low range.

    Measurement issues! I exploit a pan that has a 18cm/7″ flat base and rim-to-rim of 24cm/10″. Makes the proper measurement mango pancakes! The model I exploit is Tefal 24cm fry pan, offered at Coles/Woolworths in Australia. In case your pan is larger or smaller, simply regulate the crepe batter amount as needed. If utilizing a normal crepe pan, you’ll need 60ml / 1/4 cup of batter. You’ll additionally want to regulate the scale of your mango items.

  3. Pour the batter into the center – it ought to sizzle very frivolously

  4. Swirl – Instantly swirl to cowl the bottom in a skinny layer of the batter.

  5. Set to the touch – Cook dinner for 45 seconds to 1 minute or till the center is ready to the touch.

    Don’t flip within the pan. We solely prepare dinner one aspect of the crepes. The highest aspect that’s not in touch with the pan would be the presentation aspect of the mango pancake (clean and untarnished!).

  6. Loosen – About midway by way of cooking, begin loosening the perimeters with a rubber spatula to make sure it flips out simply. Don’t be shy about getting beneath these edges!

  7. Flip the crepe out onto a piece floor. Flip shortly, and with confidence!

    Don’t fear in case your crepes fold or wrinkle after they land. Simply depart them whereas sizzling as they’re fairly delicate. They turn into much less fragile as they cool, then you possibly can straighten them out.

  8. Repeat to prepare dinner remaining crepes. It is best to get 10 to 12 in complete. You possibly can flip them out on prime of one another, they won’t stick due to the oil.

    Absolutely cool earlier than filling (about half-hour) else the cream will soften.


In the event you can roll a burrito, you possibly can roll a mango pancake! It’s really simpler as a result of they’re smaller. 🙂

How to roll Mango pancakes
  1. Filling – Place crepe on a piece floor. Place a dollop of cream just under midway. Unfold the cream so it’s about 1cm/1/3″ thick, a smidge bigger than the form of the mango piece. Prime with mango.

  2. Fold the underside as much as cowl the mango.

  3. Fold the edges in.

  4. Proceed rolling, firmly however gently.

  5. End with the seam aspect down.

  6. And that’s it, you’re carried out. YOU JUST MADE MANGO PANCAKES, you cooking goddess! (Or god)

Picking up a Mango pancake

Whereas I lower them in half neatly to indicate you the within, no respectable particular person would really eat a mango pancake with a knife and fork. Eat together with your arms, biting into them like a spring roll!

Go forth and revel in! No extra do it’s a must to queue up at your favorite yum cha to get your mango pancake repair. Additionally – you’ll save a bomb. The mango pancakes at my favorite yum cha restaurant are $13.80 for two. This recipe makes 10 to 12 and so by my calculations, it’s about 75% cheaper to make these your self. WOAH! – Nagi x

PS My favorite yum cha in Sydney is Star Capital Seafood restaurant which is in Chatswood on the north aspect of the Harbour Bridge (the place I stay). It’s a bit dearer than locations out west and within the metropolis (due to location) however the parts are beneficiant, the dumplings are plump, fried items all the time sizzling and the service is on level: simply sufficient plate banging to make you’re feeling such as you’re at actual yum cha, however not as grumpy as some locations!

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Stack of freshly made Mango pancakes

Mango pancakes

Servings10 – 12

Faucet or hover to scale

Recipe video above. Everyone’s favorite at yum cha! Overlook the lengthy weekend queues, make them your self. It is 75% cheaper and so they style precisely like the true factor.If that is your first time, permit for some crepe-learning causalities (therefore I say 9 – 12 pancakes). Even higher, simply double the batter so you will have a lot to apply with and eat leftovers for breakfast!



  • Batter – Place the milk in a bowl. Sift the flour, cornflour and icing sugar in then whisk till lump free. Add eggs and meals colouring, whisk till mixed. Will probably be a really skinny, watery batter.

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. (Notice 3)

  • Measure batter – Give the batter a mixture (to stir in flour settled at backside) then measure out 45 ml (3 tbsp) of crepe batter.

  • Non-stick pan – Use a 18cm/7″ non-stick pan (Notice 4). Spray frivolously with oil then warmth over a medium low range.

  • Cook dinner pancake – Pour the batter into the center – it ought to sizzle very frivolously – then swirl to cowl the bottom in a skinny layer. Cook dinner for 45 seconds to 1 minute or till the center is ready to the touch. About midway by way of cooking, begin loosening the perimeters with a rubber spatula to make sure it flips out simply.

  • Flip the crepe out the wrong way up onto a big reducing board. GOAL: Floor is ready, underside has no golden patches. (Notice 5) Alter warmth as wanted.

  • Cook dinner extra! Spray pan with oil then proceed cooking the pancakes. You possibly can flip them out on prime of one another.

  • Cool – Full cool the crepes for 1 hour earlier than utilizing.


  • Cream – Simply earlier than assembling, place the cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a chilly bowl and beat till stiff (about 2 minutes on velocity 8 of a ten velocity hand mixer).

  • Filling – Place a crepe on a piece floor so the aspect that was in touch with the pan is dealing with up. (Notice 6) Unfold 1cm/1/3″ thick layer of cream one-third of the way in which up the pancake, within the form of a bit of mango. Prime with mango.

  • Roll, burrito type (see step photographs or video), ending with the seam-side down. Repeat with remaining pancakes.

  • Serve instantly! Mango pancakes look forward to no-one (as a result of cream).

Recipe Notes:

1. Meals colouring – That is to make the pancake the signature yellow color. Use pure, in case you can.
2. Mango peeling with a knife – Reduce a skinny slice off the bottom so you possibly can stand it upright. Then lower the pores and skin off thinly utilizing a pointy knife. Reduce every “cheek” off then trim into the desired measurement. Video is useful to comply with these steps!
3. Resting the crepe batter for an hour is essential because it permits the flour to soak up the liquid which makes the crepe delicate so they won’t break whenever you roll them. Additionally the batter will thicken barely.
4. Crepe pan:
* Guarantee it is extremely non stick, else you may be cursing!
* Measurement – Mine has a 18cm/7″ flat base and rim-to-rim of 24cm/10″. Makes preferrred mango pancake measurement! Model is Tefal 24cm fry pan, offered at Coles/Woolworths in Australia. In case your pan is larger or smaller, simply regulate the crepe batter amount as needed.
* Conventional crepe pans are somewhat bigger so that you’ll want 60ml / 1/4 cup of batter.

5. Crepe cooking – Mango pancakes are yellow, no golden patches! So the purpose is to have a crepe that’s cooked by way of however no browning else you will notice it (even when it’s on the within whenever you roll the pancake).
6. Cooked aspect on inside – While you flip the crepe out of the pan, the aspect that was in touch with the pan can be dealing with up. That is the aspect you wish to put the cream on – so it’s on the within of the pancake, and the surface is the great clean floor.
7. Storage – Crepes may be saved in a single day. Cool, cowl with baking paper then cling wrap. OK to stack because the oil stops them sticking collectively. As soon as assembled, eat instantly because the cream will begin to weep. To increase the shelf life, use stabilised cream – recipe right here. It ought to final a minimum of a day, pre-rolled.

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