If you have ever visited, stayed or lived in Taiwan then I hope you tried the convenient, cheap and tasty breakfast shops that are located everywhere! If you are a bit of a lazy holiday maker/vacation visitor you might not have seen these places though as they usually work the early morning hours only, like 6am to 10am or slight variations of those times.
Above is a picture of a Sausage Dan Bin 香腸蛋餅, but more traditionally it would be a Bacon Dan Bin 培根 蛋餅 (see below) or Chicken 雞肉蛋餅variety. Sometimes I’ve seen it called “Dan Bing” instead of “Dan Bin”, it depends on how you pronounce it. Also since I wrote this article I have heard others refer to this meal as a Taiwanese Burrito!
The Full English Breakfast is very nice, and often very big. But it’s not so convenient to find and buy one. Also it’s different! It’s easy and cheap and delicious to make a traditional Taiwanese favourite at home. The ingredients are a bit different, because some things like the ‘skin’, ‘bin’ or ‘wrap’ are different. The results, some friends and family say though are even better than the Dan Bin bought at a shop in Taiwan!
Here is a list of the ingredients you can get to make it in the UK;
- Cooked and crispy bacon (or sausages or chicken)
- Tortilla wrap
- 2 eggs
- A handful of grated cheese
- Oil (for cooking)
- Cook the meat you will be using and leave it to one side, ready for later.
- Beat the eggs and pour them into the hot frying pan.
- While the eggs are still wet place the tortilla wrap onto the eggs into the frying pan.
- Turn over the tortilla, the egg will have browned and stuck to one side of the wrap.
- Place the meat and grated cheese on top of the eggs while everything is still in the frying pan heating/cooking.
- Remove the wrap from the pan onto a large plate, add some ketchup and roll it up.
That’s it, ready to eat, a great hot and hearty breakfast! Watch Joanne’s expert video below!
“Dan Bin” Taiwanese breakfast cooking video.
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