The rolling and twisting creates layers of dough with scallion sandwiched inside. It is absolutely necessary to create the proper texture. These are very thin, crispy on the edges, and slightly chewy in the center.
Adapted from a recipe by ad6faith on allrecipes.com. Be sure the artichokes and pimentos are drained really well to keep the dip from being watery. Perfect for parties or holiday dinners. Serve with baguette slices, ciabatta bread, crackers, or veggies (it's a little too thick for the average potato chip).
For beef, pork, or chicken. Marinate at least 6 hours, up to 72. Enough for 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of meat. Ponzu is a soy sauce flavored with a Japanese citrus juice called yuzu; you can substitute plain soy sauce. Mirin is a sweetened Japanese rice wine; you can substitute sake or dry sherry.
Adapted from a recipe by Lady2416 at allrecipes.com. A cheaper, less chemical-laden, homemade substitute for storebought "maple" syrup. Still not as good as the real thing, but better than the phony stuff. Don't use light brown sugar; it won't give the right flavor or color.