Dan Bing or Taiwanese Egg Crepe 蛋餅, is a savory dish that is commonly eaten for breakfast all around Taiwan. It’s thin yet flavorful and has a nice flavor of the egg attached to it, making it the perfect way to start your day. Learn how to make it in the most authentic way possible with this recipe today!
If you ever been to Taiwan, then one of the most common food items you’ll come across is something called a “Dan Bing”.
Dan Bing is something I am extremely familiar with because I basically grew up with this food item.
I remember back when I was a kid, every other morning my mother would make me a Dan Bing to eat. And depending on her mood or how hungry I was, I would always find different fillings inside of it.
Most of the time it’ll be egg or ham, but occasionally she’ll add a slice of cheese too which will brighten up my day.
Fast forward 30 years, and I have found myself to become extremely attached to this food item. In fact, even now as an adult, I would often find myself making these to eat quite often.
And it would always be a joyful experience.
What Is Dan Bing?
Dan Bing / Taiwanese Egg Crepe / 蛋餅 is basically a savory crepe like pancake that is generally accompanied by egg or any other fillings to make something that is truly unique and delicious.
It is one of the most popular food items ever eaten here in Taiwan and is most often usually served for breakfast. However, due to its ease of making as well as being a convenient item to eat-on-the-go, it has also become a popular item to find in many other restaurants, street vendors and event night market places too.
The general recipe for making a Dan Bing is basically using bread flour and tapioca flour combined together with water. Then you would usually add things like an egg, corn, cheese, ham or any other fillings to go with it.
It’s a very simple food item to make and one where everyone would love.
Ingredients To Make Dan Bing
The ingredients you’ll need to make Dan Bing / Taiwanese Egg Crepe / 蛋餅 are all pretty easy to find.
For the ingredients, you’ll need the following:
- Bread Flour – 1/2 Cup of bread flour
- Tapioca Starch – 2 Tablespoon of tapioca starch
- Salt – Just a pinch of salt
- Water – 1 Cup water
- Green Onion – 2 to 3 Stalks chopped into tiny pieces
- Eggs – 3 Medium Eggs
- Vegetable Oil
And that’s basically it!
How To Make Dan Bing
The process to make a Dan Bing / Taiwanese Egg Crepe / 蛋餅 is actually an incredibly simple thing to do.
In order to make this, you’ll have to do the following:
Prepping The Batter
Grab a large bowl, and combine together the bread flour, tapioca starch, water, salt and chopped green onions.
Then stir things around and then set it aside.
Now you’ll want to grab another bowl and crack your 3 eggs into the bowl.
Then beat the eggs until they are nicely beaten.
After you have beaten the eggs, it’s time to make your crepes.
Making The Dan Bing Crepes
Grab a large skillet or pan and pour some oil into the pan over medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot enough, pour about 1/3 of the batter into the skillet. Make sure to move the skillet around until you make a circle shape with the batter.
Then immediately grab your egg mixture and pour 1/3 of the egg mixture on top of the currently cooking batter.
Make sure to spread the egg all over until it coats the entire batter.
Let it cook for about 1 minute to 2 minutes or until there are brown spots forming on the bottom.
Then using a spatula, wait till the bottom is not sticking anymore and then flip the crepe over to cook on the other side.
Cook the crepe for another minute or so until both sides have brown spots forming on them.
Then you can transfer your crepe to a plate and enjoy.
How To Store/Keep For Future Use
Storing this Dan Bing / Taiwanese Egg Crepe / 蛋餅 is actually a pretty simple thing to do.
Basically all you’ll have to do is cover it with some plastic wrap or store it in an air-tight container. Then you can put it in the fridge where it should remain good for up to 3 days at most.
As for freezing, I would not recommend you to freeze this. Mainly because the consistency and texture will not be the same once you heat this up again.
Now for re-heating, all you’ll have to do is pop the crepe back on the skillet and cook it over medium-high heat for a minute or so until it is nice and hot again.
Dan Bing Recipe (Taiwanese Egg Crepe 蛋餅)
- 1/2 Cup Bread Flour
- 2 Tablespoon Tapioca Starch
- Salt Just a pinch
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 to 3 Stalks Green Onion Chopped into tiny pieces
- 3 Eggs
- Vegetable Oil
Prepping The Batter And Egg Mixture
- Grab a large bowl and add in the bread flour, tapioca starch, salt, chopped green onions and water. Then mix things around and then set it aside. This will be your batter mixture.
- Grab another bowl and crack your eggs into it. Then beat the eggs and set the bowl aside. This will be your egg mixture.
Making The Crepes
- Grab a skillet or a pan and pour some oil into it over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot enough, pour 1/3 of the batter mixture into the skillet or pan. Then move the skillet or pan around so that the batter forms a large circle shape.
- Then grab your eggs mixture and pour 1/3 of the mixture on top of the batter mixture in the pan. Make sure to spread the egg around so that it covers all around the batter.
- Let it cook for about 1 minute or 2 minutes or until the bottom side starts to get brown spots. Then flip the crepe over and let it cook on the opposite side for another minute or two.
- Once both sides are nicely cooked and have brown spots, then it is ready to be transferred to a plate.Continue doing the same thing with making the rest of the crepes until all the batter and egg mixture is used up.
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