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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

Nisha Melvani
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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 324 kcal


For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan Hoisin sauce plus more for pancakes
  • ¼ cup plus 1 ½ teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ 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:

  • 12 Peking duck wrappers or 8 coconut flour tortillas, or serve with rice
  • 1 large cucumber julienned
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for garnish


  • Soak the soy curls in water to cover by 2 inches for 10 minutes. Rinse and drain.
  • Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, mix the Hoisin sauce, tamari, rice vinegar, maple syrup, tamarind (if using), and white pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For serving: Spread Hoisin sauce taste on pancakes, top with soy curls, cucumbers, scallions, and sesame seeds.


  • I used Butler brand soy curls for this recipe.


Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 700mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 299IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 4mg

This information is provided as a courtesy and is an ESTIMATE only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

Keyword 30-minute, easy, high protein, kid-friendly
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