Where to Find Shanghai’s #1 Jianbing Stall
The couple who run the place are from Huai’an in northern Jiangsu and have been making jianbing in Shanghai for 15 years. We arrived at 10:25 a.m., 25 minutes after most of Shanghai’s jianbing vendors would have already closed. Fatty’s opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m., so presumably people make this their lunch, as well.
Toppings range from the traditional (egg, luncheon meat sausages, and lettuce) to the unusual (salted egg, pickled green beans, and grilled sausage), to the… erm… fast food (bacon, cheese, and hamburger patty).
The sign on the door says there is a limit of 3 jianbing per order, and most of the people in front of us were hitting their limit. So after waiting in line for 50 minutes, we also ordered 2 more than we had been planning on trying. We finished 1.5.
Hours: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM.