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thepursuitofsnackiness:   Chinese street food: jianbing, Beijing breakfast!

If we’re going to talk about street food snacks, then my first entry from Shanghai would have to be one of my favourites - the beloved Jian Bing, or breakfast crepe.  These little beauties can be found on sidewalks and alleyways all over town - I’m lucky to have one right underneath my building!  

A savoury crepe batter is ladled onto the griddle and spread out very thinly.  Then the vendor will crack an egg on top (I always ask for two eggs!), a sprinkling of scallions, cilantro, a youtiao (fried dough stick) for added crunch, and the piece de resistance - a schmear of the most amazing, delicious, sweet, sticky hoisin sauce.  All this for only RMB3 (50 cents).  

As this is a breakfast food, most vendors fire up the grill in the early hours of the morning and will be gone by 10:00am - so you gotta be an early riser to catch this snack!

Man, I remember those — so delicious! Alas the ones I asked used wheat flour, and my body cannot handle gluten. Shanghai in general was torture that way…


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This woman made a miniature Bag End and it is so friggin’ cool and detailed, I can’t even…

To see more pictures and read about the incredible process, check over here!  She actually added a bit at the bottom describing the actual process - with pictures! - so maybe you can make your own miniature hobbit hole too ^_^


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