According to legend, ‘jianbing’ was invented nearly 2,000 years ago during the Three Kingdoms period in China (220-280 A.D.). Zhuge Liang, a chancellor in Shandong Province, was faced with feeding an army of soldiers who’d lost their woks. He ordered the cooks to evenly mix water with wheat flour and spread the dough onto a copper-made griddle suspended over a fire. The dish lifted his soldiers’ morale and they fought their way to victory...on a tummy full of bings.
"When we studied Chinese in Beijing in 1998, we ate bings everyday outside our school. There was a nice lady who made them fresh on the back of a bicycle cart. We loved bings so much, that we just had to bring it back to America.
Mr Bing's mission is to introduce America to traditional Northern Chinese street crepes ('jianbing', 煎饼). For those already familiar with 'jianbing,' we aim to instill a vibrant sense of nostalgia for the China street culture they remember."
-Brian Goldberg, Founder