• Nicole Shelly

How to make Jian Bing- Chinese breakfast burrito, a trendy street food



Crepe, sesame seeds, scallion, cilantro, egg, flip, sauce, toppings, fold

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. 


get ready before you start

This recipe makes 4 burritos

Crepe batter

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)

Hoisin sauce 

Chili oil(I have a recipe posted for it on our FB group Pick Yo