Rumors have been swirling around the Chinese internet about jianbing makers wildly out-earning the entry-level, college-graduating youth of today. But how much of that is actually true? Netizens have been sharing stories about a Jianbing chef making 30,000 RMB a month ($US 4,476), and commenting things like, “you graduated from an elite university and how
Huaiyang cuisine encompasses the region between the Huai and Yangtze Rivers, including Shanghainese food (which is considered a bastardized version of Huaiyang thanks to the city’s historical foreign influence). This type of local cuisine is known for being quite sweet and sour; sugar and vinegar are added to almost every dish. Dishes most often include
If you’re sick of doing the old point and grunt routine when you’re at your local jianbing vendor in China, why not take a few minutes to learn some Mandarin that will help you look like a pro. It’s time. It really is. Do it for World Jianbing Day (April 30 from 2019 ’til eternity).
Explore Shanghai’s Muslim Markets There are two large Friday Markets that are hosted outside mosques. In Puxi, the original market downsized and relocated back in 2013, but it sprawls across the street from the Huxi Mosque and still sees a lively mix of cultures and great examples of China’s far west cuisine. The one on
Where to Find Shanghai’s #1 Jianbing Stall When guides ask guests on our Shanghai Street Eats Breakfast tour which dish was their favorite, 8 out of 10 will answer jianbing 煎饼. It somehow manages to fit a multitude of descriptors into one bite: light, crispy, sweet, salty, spicy, sour, comforting, and just damn good.Fatty’s Jianbing (胖子煎饼) is