Danbing (Taiwanese-Style Breakfast)

Danbing (Taiwanese-Style Breakfast)

I posted Recipe ID: 125004 before I had a real danbing (Taiwanese egg crepe), but this recipe was created after I ate the real danbing in Taiwan. It's easy and takes only about 10 minutes to make.

Ingredients: 2-3 crepes

To make the skin:
60 g
10 g
2/3 cup (130 ml)
2 pinches
Sugar (can be omitted)
a pinch
Sesame seeds (optional)
a little less than 1 teaspoons or more as desired
Finley chopped green onions (optional)
about 2 teaspoons or more as desired
For the topping:
Salt (if desired)
a small amount
Green onion or scallions
as much as you like
Toppings such as cheese, corn, meat, or vegetables
as needed
Soy sauce
as needed


1. Combine all the ingredients for the skin. Heat oil in a skillet, thinly spread a little less than a ladleful of batter and pan-fry it.
2. Turn it over and pan-fry the other side. Take it out of the skillet and set it aside.
3. In the same skillet, cook the beaten egg (you will prepare 1 serving at a time, so divide the amount of egg to cook).
4. When the egg is half-way cooked, lay the skin from Step 2 on top.
5. Turn it over and add your favorite toppings. (I don't have a photo for this...)
6. Fold the edges and it's done!
7. This one has green onions and cheese mixed in with the egg. The sauce is made with soy sauce and a hint of grated garlic.
8. To make the batter thin, I use a scraper to spread the batter in the skillet just like making crepes.
9. This is a package of danbing skin that I brought home from Taiwan. I also brought back some sweet and spicy sauce and "Rousong" (flossy pork product) is a simmered sweet-flavored meat.
10. This is the danbing skin from Taiwan. I think my danbing skin is pretty similar to it.
11. This egg has green onions.
12. This one is my danbing skin filled with the rousong. I saw a pastry bread with rausong on it at a bakery. They also sprinkle it on rice porridge in Taiwan.
13. This photo was taken in Taiwan. They seem to be using 1 whole egg per danbing skin.
14. It goes perfectly well with soy milk. The Taiwanese soy milk was a little sweet.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had danbing in Taiwan, so I tried to copy the real version at home. It didn't change much though. Since there weren't too many changes from the last danbing recipe I posted, so if you saw the previous version don't worry. It goes really well with soy milk. Give it a try!