Tai Chi Jianbing: Tianjin-style Original Jianbing
old street original jianbing 老街原味煎餅
organic un-bleach wheat flour, mixed bean flour, cage free brown egg, crispy wonton, green onion, cilantro, roasted sesame, cumin, sweet bean past, garlic chili sauce
The very last thing I ate during my last trip to China was a jianbing from a street vendor. Jianbing literally translates to panfried pancake. It was the best 15RMB (~$2.25) I spent that day. Freshly made crepe layered with eggs, sauces, crispy crackers, chopped scallions, then folded up into a delicious soft-on-the-outside crunchy-on-the-inside hand-held breakfast item that I had as an afternoon. I never forgot the taste and have been wanting one since. I’ve had Taiwanese style jianbing in the states and in Taiwan, but they just weren’t the same, i.e., not the kind I like. Tai Chi Jianbing renewed my memories of that cheap and delicious snack, except it wasn’t cheap, selling for $8.50, but it was a lot prettier and the ingredients are top notch.
1325 9th Ave
(Inside Nabe Restaurant)
San Francisco, CA 94122