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Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes


Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes


Chinese-Style Savory-Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes, known as “Jian Bing” in Mandarin, are a popular and

traditional street food found throughout China and are particularly popular for breakfast. Offering a

perfect blend of textures and flavors, these crispy, savory pancakes combine a slightly chewy, crepe-

like base with a variety of fillings such as egg, fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, and a hoisin or chili


sauce. The inclusion of crunchy ingredients like fried wonton or biscuit make it an irresistible option to

start your day. Here is a detailed recipe to recreate this delicious breakfast at home and invite a part

of Chinese street food culture into your kitchen.




• 1 cup all-purpose flour


• 1 cup mung bean flour (or additional all-purpose flour if not available)

• 2 cups water

• pinch of salt


• 4 large eggs


• 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

• 2 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust to taste)

• 1 cup finely chopped green onions

• 1 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

• 1 cup pickled vegetables (carrots, daikon, etc.), julienned


• 4 crispy fried wontons or large crackers

• Cooking oil




• In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, mung bean flour, salt and water. Beat until the

dough is smooth and there are no lumps. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to ensure a smoother texture.


• Heat a non-stick frying pan or crepe maker over medium heat. Brush the pan with a little oil to

prevent it from sticking.


• Pour a ladleful of batter into the center of the mold. Immediately tilt and rotate the pan to spread

the batter into a thin, even layer, covering the bottom of the pan.

• Crack an egg onto the surface of the batter and quickly spread the egg with the back of a spoon or

spatula to coat the pancake.• Scatter some of the scallions over the egg, then let the pancake cook

until the edges begin to pull away from the pan and the bottom is lightly browned, about 1 to 2



• Drizzle hoisin sauce and chili sauce over the baked side of the pancake. Add a portion of the pickled

vegetables and fresh coriander.

• Place a crispy fried wonton or cookie in the center for the crunchy element.4. FOLD AND SERVE:

• Using a spatula, gently fold the pancake in half over the fillings, then fold again to form a quarter

circle. Press gently to compact the fillings and the crispy part.

• Place the pancake on a cutting board and cut into manageable pieces, or serve whole for an

authentic street food experience.

• Repeat the process with the remaining dough and fillings to make more pancakes.Serving these

delicious Chinese-style stuffed breakfast pancakes is sure to add a unique and delicious experience to

your morning routine. Each bite combines the soft, crispy texture of the pancake with the savory

flavors of the fillings, making it a delicious and filling breakfast option. You can customize the fillings

based on your preferences or dietary needs to add a personal touch to this classic Chinese street


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