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Beijing Breakfast – Jian Bing (北京早餐 – 煎饼) Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Culture

A staple dish for breakfast in Beijing, the jian bing (煎饼) is a delicious Chinese pancake that is cheap and quick – perfect for the fast pace of Beijing life. In this short video, watch an expert whip up a jian bing at a local supermarket in just under two minutes.

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


  1. Steven C. Poling Jr.:

    What about 馃子 guo3zi?

  2. Steven C. Poling Jr.:

    You mean 辣椒酱 la4jiao1 jiang4. You need the jiang4 to mean “sauce.”

    • Steve:

      @Steven C. Poling Jr. Steven,

      In Beijing people say “lajiao” and drop the “jiang”. Sasha is correct here in this post.


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