A Taiwanese Burrito or also known as Run Bing, is a special kind of street food that can be found all over the country of Taiwan. It’s incredibly filling and full of delicious flavors. It is also very easy to make. And in this recipe I will show you how to make it in the most authentic way possible.
Whenever I am visiting the country of Taiwan, one food I definitely must have is something called a Taiwanese Burrito / Run Bing / 潤餅.
This item is a classic Taiwanese street food that can be found all around the country. It comes in many different varieties and is a favorite among many locals and tourists alike.
My first encounter with this item was when I was roaming around the Shilin Night Market in Taipei. I saw a vendor with a huge crowd of people waiting in line. That definitely peaked my interest. So I went up and saw that the vendor was making this big burrito using a lot of vegetables and meat as the filling and dusting it with a lot of crushed peanut powder.
I knew I had to try it, so I did.
And oh boy was I glad that I did, because it was one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten.
And I knew I just had to learn how to make it.
After a bunch of hours researching and asking around, I finally feel confident that I am able to make this Taiwanese Burrito just as good as the market vendors in Taiwan.
And in this post, I’ll be showing you all exactly how I make these awesome burritos.
What Is A Taiwanese Burrito?
If you never had a Taiwanese Burrito / Run Bing / 潤餅 before, then you are totally missing out!
A Taiwanese burrito is exactly how it sounds like. It is basically a burrito made in a Taiwanese fashion.
Unlike Western burritos where they use a tortilla as a wrapper, in Taiwan you can find people using something called a spring roll wrapper. This wrapper tends to be more elastic in nature and is incredibly flavorful.
Not only that, but the insides of the burrito is typically a variety of different vegetables and some meat and crushed peanut powder.
In fact, the most common type of meat used inside a Taiwanese burrito is either roasted pork or chicken meat. And the vegetables typically include carrots, cilantro, bean sprouts, napa cabbage and more. Often times you can also find the use of egg in here as well.
It’s a very flavorful bite that almost everybody loves.
Ingredients To Make Taiwanese Burrito
The ingredients you’ll need to make a Taiwanese Burrito / Run Bing / 潤餅 can all be easily found at any of your local Asian supermarkets.
The ingredients for the filling you’ll need are as followed:
- Vegetable Oil – 2 Tablespoons
- Large Eggs – 2 Eggs
- Shredded Napa Cabbage – 4 Cups
- Julienned Carrots – 2 Cups
- Bean Sprouts – 2 Cups
- Shredded roast pork or chicken – 2 cups
- Crushed Peanut Powder – 4 Tablespoons
- Chopped Cilantro – 1 bunch
- Pinch of Ground White Pepper
- Pinch of Salt
That’s basically it!
For the wrap, you’ll need the following:
- Spring Roll Wrappers – 4 (8-inch Wrappers)
Or if you want to make your own, you can use my recipe which can be found here.
How To Make Taiwanese Burrito
Making this Taiwanese Burrito / Run Bing / 潤餅 is a really easy thing to do.
The process to make this Taiwanese Burrito is as followed:
First thing you’ll need to do is grab a bowl and crack your eggs inside it. Then season it with a pinch of salt and ground white pepper. After that, whisk it around so that everything gets mixed evenly.
Then you’ll need to grab a large skillet or wok and heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in it over high heat.
Once the oil is hot enough, you’ll want to pour the eggs into the skillet or wok and stir it around with a spatula. Continue to stir the eggs around until they get scrambled and break them into tiny pieces. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer the eggs to a clean bowl and set aside.
Rinse the skillet or wok and wipe it dry. Then heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over high heat in the skillet or wok.
Once the oil gets hot enough, you’ll want to add in your shredded cabbage. Season it with a pinch of salt and ground white pepper. Make sure to stir it frequently until the cabbage has softened and is mostly wilted. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes.
Then add in your carrots and bean sprouts to cook. Make sure to continue stirring things around until the bean sprouts have turned translucent. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes more. Then once its done cooking, transfer the vegetables to a clean bowl and set aside.
Assembling Your Burrito
Now it’s time to assemble your Taiwanese Burrito.
To assemble each roll, you’ll want to grab your spring roll wrapper and spread it on a flat surface.
Place about 1/4 of the vegetable mixture in a horizontal line across the center of the spring roll wrapper, making sure to stop about 1 inch away from the edges.
Then you’ll want to place about 1/4 of the roasted pork or chicken meat on top of the vegetables.
Then you’ll want to place about 1/4 of the scrambled eggs on top of the vegetables and meat.
Scatter some of the chopped cilantro on top of everything.
Then sprinkle some crushed peanut powder on top as well.
That is basically it!
Now all you do is fold it together into a burrito shape.
Folding The Burrito
Now it’s time to fold your Taiwanese Burrito.
Fold the two short edges of the wrapper over the filling mixture.
Then fold the bottom edge over all of the filling.
Then press down firmly and roll the filling bundle until it is completely wrapped up.
That is basically it!
You have just made your Taiwanese Burrito!
Repeat the entire process with the other remaining wrappers and ingredients until you have made all of your burritos.
How To Store/Keep For Future Use
In all honesty, when you make a Taiwanese Burrito / Run Bing / 潤餅, it should essentially be eaten right away. Mainly because if you leave it for later, the wrapper used in wrapping the burrito, tends to get very dry or hard.
So a suggestion I would say is to only make enough for you to eat.
Otherwise, if you want to store it for later, then you should not assemble the burrito yet. Instead, keep the wrapper still in the package so that it won’t dry out, and put it in the fridge. The fillings can be made ahead of time and stored inside an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
Only when you are going to eat this burrito should you take the wrapper out and use it to make your burrito.
Taiwanese Burrito Recipe (Run Bing 潤餅)
- 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 2 Large Eggs
- 4 Cup Shredded Napa Cabbage
- 2 Cup Julienned Carrots
- 2 Cup Bean Sprouts
- 2 Cup Shredded Roast Pork Or Chicken
- 4 Tablespoon Crushed Peanut Powder
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- Salt Just a pinch
- Ground White Pepper Just a pinch
- 4 Spring Roll Wrappers 8 Inch in diameter
Making The Filling For Taiwanese Burrito
- Grab a bowl and beat the eggs into it. Then season them with a pinch of salt and ground white pepper. Whisk the egg around until everything is mixed together.
- Grab a skillet or a wok and heat 1 tablespoon of oil in it over high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, you'll want to pour in your eggs into the skillet or wok. Stir it around frequently so that it can become scrambled eggs, and make sure to break the egg into tiny pieces. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes.Once the eggs are finished, transfer them to a clean bowl and set them aside.
- Rinse the pan and wipe it dry.Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in it over high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, you'll want to add your shredded cabbage. Season with a pinch of salt and ground white pepper. Make sure to stir frequently or until the cabbage has softened and wilted. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes.Add the carrots and bean sprouts into the same skillet or wok and cook. Make sure to continue to stir things around until the bean sprouts have turned translucent in color. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes.Once the vegetables are finished cooking, transfer them to a clean bowl and set them aside.
Assembling The Taiwanese Burrito
- Take your spring roll wrapper and lay it across a flat surface.
- Take 1/4 of the vegetable mixture and arrange it in a horizontal line across the center of the wrapper, making sure to stop at least 1 inch away from the edges.Take 1/4 of the roasted pork or chicken meat and place it over the vegetables.Take 1/4 of the scrambled eggs and place it on top of the vegetables and meat.Then grab a bit of the chopped cilantro and scatter it around on top of the fillings.Lastly, take about 1/4 of the crushed peanut powder and sprinkle it around the fillings.
- Now it's time to fold and assemble your burrito.Fold the two short edges of the wrapper over the filling mixture.Fold the bottom edge over all of the filling, then press down firmly while rolling the filling into a bundle until it is fully enclosed in the wrapper.
- That is it!You have just made a Taiwanese Burrito.
- Repeat these steps with the remaining wrappers and filling until you have assembled all of your burritos.Serve Immediately.
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