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Vegan 'duck' pancakes: soy curls in coconut flour tortillas, with sliced cucumber, and sesame seeds.

Crispy Soy Curl Vegan 'Duck' Pancakes

  • Author: Nisha Melvani
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Pancakes 1x


Soy curls add protein and a meaty texture to these Crispy Soy Curl Vegan 'Duck' Pancakes. 30-minutes to make. A kid-friendly weeknight dinner.


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For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan Hoisin sauce plus more for pancakes
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 large green onions, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • Freshly ground Tellicherry or Szechuan black peppercorns to taste (optional)

For serving:

  • 1 12-count packet Peking duck wrapper or 8-count coconut flour tortillas (or serve with rice)
  • 1 large cucumber, julienned
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Soak the soy curls in water to cover by 2 inches for 10 minutes. Rinse and drain.
  2. Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, mix the Hoisin sauce, tamari, rice vinegar, maple syrup, tamarind (if using), and white pepper.
  3. Cook soy curls: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the soy curls in a single layer for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. (You may need to do this in batches.) Transfer to a dish and set aside.
  4. Cook the scallions for about 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute more. Add the five spice and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Combine and heat: Add back the soy curls, and the desired amount of sauce. Mix to combine and heat for about 2 minutes, or until warmed through.
  6. For serving: Spread Hoisin sauce taste on pancakes, top with soy curls, cucumbers, scallions, and sesame seeds.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: vegan duck pancakes, soy curls, 30-minute vegan recipe, easy vegan dinner, Asian-inspired vegan