How to make Jian Bing- Chinese breakfast burrito, a trendy street food
For quite a few years, we lived in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia a small area within the larger Italian market section of South Philadelphia. There were huge Asian grocery stores there and I loved looking at the vegetables section and getting inspiration for vegetables to grow. Out of all the different ethnic foods available there, the Asian vegetables and flavors are my favorite. Recently I have been enjoying making any new Asian food recipes whenever I see them. This weekend I made Jian Bing which looked really intimidating, but once I simplified the steps, was not that hard. Get ready to work quickly and if it isn’t perfect, it will still taste good! I also thought I would need special crepe tools, but I managed without any.
This recipe makes 4 burritos
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 T peanut oil
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
a little salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together to form a batter.
oil to grease pan
4 eggs seasoned with salt and pepper(whisk them one at a time as you make the crepes)
4 teaspoons sesame seeds
one bunch of scallions, chopped
one bunch cilantro, chopped
one cup of chopped greens like cabbage, lettuce or micro greens
1/2 cup pickle relish
1 cup cooked meat like sausage or pork(optional)
Chili oil(I have a recipe posted for it on our FB group Pick Your Own)
How to make it:
1. Spread some peanut oil in a large sauce pan and heat on medium high.
2. When it is hot, spread a ladle full of batter in the pan and push it around in a circle until it is thin and even.
3. Add 1t. sesame seeds, 1/4 of the cilantro and scallions.
4. Slowly pour one egg onto the top. Cook for a minute. If the egg spills over, push it back on.
5. Flip it over. Cook the egg while you add the toppings on the other side.
6. Spread some hoisin sauce around the back of the crepe and add vegetables, relish and meat if using.
7. Fold the sides in and then fold it in half.
8. Drizzle with chili oil.
Recipes are based on these posts.