JianBing AKA Chinese Crepes(煎饼)

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    JianBing is a classic street food, usually eaten for breakfast. It’s found everywhere in China and a childhood favorite. It’s been hard to find a version I really like in the states so I thought why not make it at home!


    • For the Dough:

      • 1 cup flour

      • 1/2 cup + few more tbsp of water

      • 1 tsp salt

      • 1 tbsp oil

    • For the filling

      • 1/2 lb ground pork

      • 1/4 cup chopped kimchi

      • 1-2 fried wonton wrappers or egg roll wrappers

      • 1 tsp ground ginger and garlic each

      • 1 tsp shaoxing wine

      • 1.5 tsp soy sauce

      • 1 tsp sugar

      • 1 scallion chopped

      • Sprinkle of black sesame seeds

      • 1 egg, beaten

      • Pinch of salt


    • Mix together flour and water bit by bit until a shaggy dough forms. Add a few tbsps of water at a time until the dough starts to form a ball and no dry bits of flour remain.

    • Knead the dough for about 5 mins, drizzle on some oil, then cover and let it rest between 20-40 mins (longer the better)

    • For the filling, mix together the ground pork, garlic, ginger, wine, soy sauce, and kimchi, then brown on a hot skillet until crisped.

    • Once the dough is ready, divide it into 2-4 pieces, depending on how big you want yours!

    • Place on a warm skillet, add on sesame seeds, scallions, a little tsp of oil, and salt.

    • Pour on the beaten egg and let it cook until just slightly set.

    • Add in the pork kimchi mixture, then once the egg is no longer wet, add in the crisped wonton or egg roll wrappers.

    • Roll it up, and serve with chili oil.