Jiang xiang bing (酱香饼) is, loosely speaking, a type of Chinese pizza or pancake made of yeast-raised wheat flour. The dough is cooked with oil in a circular griddle, ultimately topped with a typically spicy sauce. One need not go to China to have a bite of it, for he/she can simply come down to a kiosk selling it in Chinatown.
Jiang Xiang Bing (酱香饼) S$1.50
I pretty much enjoyed the pancake which was crispy on the perimeter and airy in the middle. It was topped with presumably fermented bean sauce, which wasn't spicy, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. While the sauce tasted pleasant, it'd grow a bit too savoury towards the end.
Cong You Bing (葱油饼) S$1.00
On the day I wanted to snap the picture of the pancake sans the sauce, I was lucky to get one with significantly more spring onions compared to those I had had previously. Frankly speaking, I enjoyed it more without the sauce as the taste and fragrance of the spring onions weren't overshadowed at all.
To find the kiosk, which has its name written in Chinese characters only, simply head to Yuen Long HK Pastry & Buns via Exit C of the Chinatown MRT station. It is directly facing that awesome HK bakery. Pika's advice: I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems like the cong you bing is, more often than not, sold out by 7.00pm.
Tu Jia Jiang Xiang Bing
1 Park Road
People's Park Complex
(Opening hours unknown - Anyone knows?)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)