PhotoHunt theme : warm
On a cold morning in Henan, I was on my way to meet a client when this made me stop. The smell of the famous Henan toasted pancakes coming from this shop was making my stomach growled.
As I stood in front of his tiny shop watching him work, the boss took a toasted pancake from his improvised oven and offered it to me.
"Ouch. It's piping hot!"
He laughed and asked if I preferred a warm one from a box of pancakes besides him. I declined because a hot crispy pancake would warm me up faster on such a cold morning!
The slightly charred pancake, the size of a saucer, has spring onions and sesame sprinkled on it. It tasted like our prata, but more savoury.
It's cheap, costing one renminbi (17 Singapore cents) each.