CUISINE: BEIJING STREET FOOD
WHAT IS A BING?
A traditional Northern Chinese street crepe, folded in to a sandwich, typically served on the back of a bicycle cart.
All bings are made from the same core ingredients: The crepe is a mung bean, rice & wheat flour batter, coated with scrambled egg, sesame seeds, scallions, hoisin sauce, crispy chilli paste, cilantro, crunchy wontons... and filled with either Peking Duck, BBQ Pork, Drunken Chicken, Kimchi... or just keep it vegetarian!
While studying Chinese in Beijing in 1998, the Mr. Bing team ate bings everyday outside school. There was a nice lady who made them fresh on the back of a bicycle cart. They loved bings so much, that they just had to bring it back to America.
Mr Bing's mission is to introduce America to traditional Northern Chinese street crepes ('jianbing', 煎饼). For those already familiar with 'jianbing,' Mr. Bing aims to instill a vibrant sense of nostalgia for the China street culture they remember.