Speaking of Shandong, you may think of Confucius and Mencius as the representative of Chinese culture. You may also think of Mount Tai, which stands tall and towering. But today, I want to talk about Shandong pancake, a kind of food that Shandong people love.
Shandong people have a strong feeling for pancakes. Although the production is simple, it is not as good as the precious seafood, but the feelings for pancakes are deeply imprinted in Shandong people's psychology. The whole family gathered together, polished the coarse grain, cooked the coarse grain noodles, burned the aozi, rolled the dough around the hot aozi, and waited for the moisture to evaporate slightly and the fragrance to rush in. Golden or beige pancakes wrapped in scallions and bitten are natural delicacies. I remember that when I first ate Shandong pancakes, it was really a challenge to my mouth and teeth. Although the water evaporated when making pancakes, it absorbed water vapor in the air after cooling. Because it was made of coarse grains, the pancakes were very tough and hard to crush. It was a challenge to the occlusion of teeth. Ordinary people may not be able to eat the second piece after eating the first one. Even so, pancakes have many advantages, such as simple preparation, easy access to raw materials, easy preservation after the completion of production, very suitable for turbulent and busy life, of course, also suitable for people working in the field.
Although pancakes are simple to make and have a single raw material, there are different ways in different places in Shandong Province. Even some people take pancakes as staple food. It can be seen that pancakes are indeed indispensable food for Shandong people.