As one of the most popular breakfast choices in China, jianbing is a kind of “bing” that’s known as Chinese crepes – it’s always one of our guests’ favorite stops. Scroll down to learn how to make your very own jianbing. If that looks too hard, just join us on a tour!
How to Make Your Own Jianbing?
- Whisk together millet flour, soy milk, and vegetable oil in a bowl to make a batter the consistency of heavy cream. Add a teaspoon of water to thin the batter, if necessary.
- Mash the black bean sauce in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of water to make it easy to spread. In a separate small bowl, mix the hot chili sauce with 1 teaspoon of water. Set the sauces aside.
- Spray a large skillet generously with cooking spray, and heat over medium-low heat. Pour the batter into the skillet, and spread evenly to make a thin crepe. Cook the crepe for 1 to 2 minutes, until firm. Pour the egg evenly over the crepe. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until the egg is set. Sprinkle the crepe with green onion slices and cilantro leaves, pressing them firmly into the cooked egg.
- Flip the crepe and spread with bean sauce and chili sauce. Place the crackers in the center of the crepe, leaving about 1/4 inch of space between the two crackers. Flip the top third of the crepe down over the crackers, flip the bottom third up, and then fold the crepe in half so the crackers are stacked on top of each other in a tidy package. Serve hot.
Where to Get Jianbing?
On our Shanghai Street Eats – Breakfast tour & both our Beijing tours, Jianbing is served as one of our sampling stops. Come and eat with us!