Comfort Food: Jidanbing/Egg Bing


I can't find a proper word in English to refer to 饼 (Bing), which can be tortilla, flatbread, naan, or pancake. Having grown up in Northern China, Bing is always my breakfast since I was in kindergarten. It's easy to cook, can be served as breakfast, dinner or a snack. I improved(localised?) the recipe so that all the ingredients can be found in a Western supermarket.


1 Egg 1 Tortilla wrap 1 Spring onion/green onion Vegetable oil Salt Lettuce Chilli Sauce (Optional) Chopped coriander (optional)


Step 1: Chop the spring onion. Mix an egg with 2 pinches of salt and the chopped spring onion in a bowl.

Step 2: Add 1 tsp oil to the pan. Turn on the medium heat, and pour the egg mixture into the pan. Cover the tortilla over the egg mixture. * Please pour in the egg mixture before the pan is hot. In this way, the egg mixture and the tortilla wrap can be stuck together.

Step 3: When the egg mixture becomes golden, flip the Bing and heat the other side for several seconds till it's warm.

Step 4: Spread some Chilli sauce on the Bing. Laoganma, Gochujang, Sriracha or Thai sweet chilli sauce all work well! Add some chopped coriander to garnish. Put two leaves of lettuce on the Bing, fold in two edges, and it's now ready to serve. * Which kind of lettuce? Romaine, iceberg, butter lettuce, or any crunchy lettuce you like!