Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes

Chinese-Style Savory Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes, known as “Jian Bing” in Mandarin, are a popular and traditional street food found throughout China, particularly beloved for breakfast. These crispy and hearty pancakes offer a perfect blend of textures and flavors, combining a slightly chewy, crepe-like base with a variety of fillings such as egg, fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, and a spread of hoisin or chili sauce. The inclusion of crunchy elements like fried wonton or cracker makes it an irresistible option for starting the day. Here’s a detailed recipe to recreate this delightful breakfast at home, inviting a piece of Chinese street food culture into your kitchen.


For the Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mung bean flour (or additional all-purpose flour if unavailable)
  • 2 cups water
  • A pinch of salt

For the Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 cup of finely chopped green onions
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of pickled vegetables (carrots, daikon, etc.), julienned
  • 4 crispy fried wontons or large crackers
  • Oil for cooking


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