Pig Out Stories: China’s Crêpe

my self-made Chinese crepe

When one of our Chinese friend Max told us there’s a must try dish here in Dalian made out from super thin plate size pancakes, we never hesitated and gave it a try. So we three went to Xi’an Lu for a Friday night feast, it was full-house but we got lucky to snagged a table good enough for us.

The place is a typical all  Chinese cuisine restaurant, full of hungry and loud people. Normally crowd is a good indication and assurance of great food, we seriously hit jackpot that night as Max told us it is one of the famous restaurants that serve great traditional food. Should warn you though, they don’t have any English menu and English speaking service people so it pays to bring a Chinese friend along or somehow who knows and understands Mandarin. But for me & hubby, we didn’t bother to run through their càidān (menu) because we generally want to be surprised.

utensils

So, how would you eat this food? Take any kind of cooked meat place it on top of the thin pancake together with vegetables and sauce to add more flavor. Then roll it with your hands, fold each side and munch it directly to your mouth. It’s fun doing the process over and over again because you can mainly customize the content of each wrap you’d make.  And oh, the thin wrapper reminds me of a Filipino finger food lumpiang shanghai. Only difference is you’ll eat it as is without frying, which I find very unique and super delicious. Sure when dining in this place you won’t care having your shirt get stained as every bite tastes so worth it. 🙂

lamb meat with truck loads of spices, chili and coriander flavored pork
beef strips with spring onions
stir fry potatoes with white buna-shimeji mushrooms
well-decorated crepe
Max was super excited, it was his first time too
entrance

Pardon me of not getting the English name of the restaurant, I tend to forget stuffs when over fed. Above is a snapshot of the restaurant from the outside, just along the street. For exact informations maybe you can just goggle it around. 🙂

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