Savory Jian Bing Inspired Crepes

October 27, 2023

by Sammi Lowe
Savory Jian Bing Inspired Crepes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Author: Catherine Tsang, Nutrition Volunteer

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Asian

Servings: 1


Savory Jian Bing Inspired Crepes

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium flour tortilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 stalk scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha or hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Leftover scallions and cilantro

This savory recipe was inspired by a popular Chinese street food, Jian Bing – named as “one of China’s most popular street breakfasts.” Simple ingredients such as a flour crepe, egg and sauce of your choice come together perfectly, and there are plenty of variations depending on taste and preference in different regions. We’ve used a flour tortilla as the crepe – but can promise you it’s not skimping on the flavor. We also recommend eating right away to not lose its crispiness. Enjoy!

How to Make Savory Jian Bing Inspired Crepes


  1. 1. In a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, add cooking oil and place the tortilla into it. Crack egg and scramble on top of the tortilla. Cook until egg begins to set, then slowly flip the tortilla over.
  2. 2. Add soy sauce, scallions, cilantro, and sauce of choice to the tortilla.
  3. 3. Once the sauce and vegetables are added, fold the tortilla in half, and fold again into a quarter.


Dipping Sauce

  1. 1. Into a bowl, add soy sauce, garlic, leftover chopped scallions and cilantro, and mix well. Enjoy dipping crepes into the sauce.