I have no words for how much I love these Chinese crepes. They’ve been cropping up all over Instagram lately and we finally just stopped being lazy and went to try them for ourselves. If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss this temporary pop-up location.
First things first, what is a Chinese crepe? I’d describe it as a regular crepe but more savory with a thin omelet on one side and some savory, but not spicy, crunchy textures on the inside. This fried pancake is more like the crepe’s bad boy boyfriend. The batter is usually made of wheat and grain flour.
Pop-up restaurant Tai Chi Jianbing is currently operating out of Inner Sunset’s Nabe at 1325 9th Ave.
These were the two crepes we ordered:
Old Street Original Jianbing
2 Organic Cage Free Large Brown Eggs, Crunchy Fried Wonton, Organic Roasted Sesame, Organic Cumin, Organic Green Onion and Cilantro, Sweet Bean Past, Garlic Chili Sauce, Red Fermented Bean Curd.
Tuna Rousong Jianbing
2 Organic Cage Free Large Brown Eggs, Tuna Rousong (Dry Tune), Seaweed, Crunchy Fried Wonton, Organic Roasted Sesame, Organic Cumin, Organic Green Onion and Cilantro, Mayo, Sweet Bean Past, Garlic Chili Sauce.
Much like all my other snacking fails, this is a breakfast food. It is completely believable this would make the perfect brunch food though much like Dosa and Samosas, I insist on eating this as a snack rather than breakfast, or you know, both a snack and a breakfast.
Ben was very hungry waiting for the food to come out. I thought he was going to hulk smash at the thought of waiting one more minute but it was worth it. In the pictures above the first is tuna and the second is the traditional. I liked the tuna better but Ben thought they were too close to call.