Dan Bing (Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes)

Oct 29, 2022 · in Bing (餅)

This recipe is from my debut cookbook First Generation, available wherever books are sold! This is my grandma's version of dan bing, a traditional Taiwanese breakfast dish that she made for me in the mornings. It’s a thin pancake almost like a crepe, full of egg flavor and springy in texture, with crisp, oily edges that I fondly savor. This dish always transported me to Taipei, even though I couldn’t remember what it was like there. I loved hearing about Taipei’s breakfast shops, their dan bing and soy milk feeding bustling lines of workers looking for a comforting breakfast to start the day. Dan bing is the simplest dish in this entire book, requiring just a quick whisk of flour, water, and egg before it’s cooked on a skillet. It’s delicious on its own, but for a heartier dish, you can use the bing as a wrapper for any combination of your favorite ingredients, from deli meats and lettuce to stewed meats and pickles.

–Frankie
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At a glance

Yield

4 thin pancakes

Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

Batter

1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

1⁄2 cup water

4 eggs

Grapeseed oil or olive oil

Kosher salt

Sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons water

Chopped scallions for garnish

Sesame seeds for garnish



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Batter

1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

1⁄2 cup water

4 eggs

Grapeseed oil or olive oil

Kosher salt

Sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons water

Chopped scallions for garnish

Sesame seeds for garnish