Jian Bing is China’s version of the French crepe (not sure which came first though) . The Jian Bing, unlike the crepe only has a savory version as far as I know. It’s got the same type of thin flour wrap and on the inside it’s usually served with fried eggs, green onions, cilantro, and a savory spicy chilli sauce. Many varieties exist and some them also include a flat piece of crispy fried dough. It’s a great snack to have late at night or during the day.

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As in Paris, you can also find vendors selling these delicious snacks all over the streets and in small shops.

Is it hard to make? It takes a little practice but I was able to manage to make one of my own. The street vendor was nice to allow me to make my own. Although I accidently dropped an egg and he charged me a little more.

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