I love food.
I love to eat.
I do not diet although I do try to think about health and fitness. Sometimes.
That being said, my latest venture into making myself at home here in China has been tasting new quick breakfast spots.
The way that things are set up in my neighborhood is that not all shops are open at all times, and this is especially true when it comes to food. Breakfast places are there in the morning, and only in the morning. Men and women wheel or ride their fast food carts onto streets and busy corners to sell their wares. If you love the egg crepe thingy and want it after school, it’s a no go cause that cart is gone. So I’ve decided to stop at somewhere new each day this week so I can get my fill. At 5rmb a pop (less than a $1), it’s a cheap and quick breakfast.
What did I eat today?
Egg crepe thingy. It’s called Jianbing in Chinese and it’s a delicious wonder.
What is it?
- It’s a crepe.
- With an egg cracked on top
- And cilantro
- And pickled somethingorother (radish, pickles, scallion…)
- And hoisin sauce
- And hot sauce (bu lau for me – just a little spicy)
- And meat if you want (none for me)
- Fold it, add a fried wonton skin, fold it again, stuff it in a bag and there you go.
At some point I’ll add pictures but at the moment living in China with often spotty internet makes it more difficult. In the meantime, I wonder what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.