Jian Bing, Beijing Style (Chinese Breakfast Burrito)

Recipe by Starman5
READY IN: 15mins




  • To make the crepe batter, mix the flour, 1 tablespoon oil, milk, and ½ cup water together until smooth.
  • In a small pan, add ½ teaspoon oil, and heat on medium. Add the sliced green onions to the pan. Fry for about 30 seconds, then add the Hoisin sauce and chili sauce. Cook for 1 minute. Add ½ cup water, and stir. Set aside for later use.
  • Using a folded paper towel, coat the bottom of a large skillet or hot plate with ½ teaspoon of oil to prevent sticking. Heat on medium high heat, wait until the pan is heated. Stir the crepe batter again, and pour ¼ cup of it into the pan. Using a large rectangular spatula, spread into a 8 inch by 12 inch thin layer. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Beat an egg in a small bowl and pour on top of the crepe. Spread the egg evenly on the top of the crepe using a the back of a spoon. Cook about 1 minute more, until the egg has partially solidified and the crepe is beginning to brown on the bottom, then flip over.
  • Cook until the egg begins to brown, about 1 minute, then flip over so egg side is up.
  • Using the back of a spoon spread ¼ of the sauces and green onion mixture evenly onto the egg surface. Evenly spread two teaspoons of the chopped cilantro over the egg/crepe.
  • Lay one half of a Flat and Square You Tiao/Chinese Cruller on the middle of the egg/crepe.
  • Fold both sides of the egg/crepe over the YouTiao/ Chinese Cruller. Crease the Jian Bing in the center with a spatula, and fold in half. Fold a paper towel in half, and use it to hold the Jian Bing as you eat it.
  • Repeat steps 3 to 8 for the remaining three Jian Bings this recipe makes.