Jian Bing Stalls 煎饼摊
Delicious savoury pancake stalls dotted all over the city
Word to the wise: In some places you can ask for an extra egg or some sliced sausage for a small price.
Jian Bing stalls can be found outside most subway stations, serving up 'jian bing' pancakes made with millet flour that are eaten as a breakfast food across China. The pancakes are best paired with a warm sweet soy milk or a natural Beijing yogurt that comes in a distinctive clay jar.
The capital's jian bing incorporates an egg into the batter when it's cooking, giving its moist consistency. This is then covered in spring onions, sesame seeds and cilantro, followed by a crunchy piece of fried dough. But it's the hoisin and chilli sauce that really gives this dish its depth.