With food trucks now (reportedly) serving jianbing across the US, China’s favorite breakfast is having a moment in the international spotlight. And whether the result of innovative fusion cuisine or America’s desire to put cheese on everything, new Western-friendly fillings have also emerged.
Now you can enjoy fusion jianbing right here in China, thanks to hutong brewpub North Capital. Featuring egg, cheese and a filling of your choice (chicken, bacon or vegetables), the resulting snack is somewhere between a crepe and a breakfast omelet.
Purists may balk at the pancake – which is thicker than in your average bing – but it’s needed to hold in that gooey filling. An absorbent and affordable accompaniment to craft beer.
RMB20; See a listing for North Capital.