Beijing Traditional Roll
After dumplings and bao, Chinese crepe is the new trend. The credit certainly goes to Agie and her Ravioleria, since he created a real fashion that literally drove the lovers of Asian food in Milan crazy.
For some time, a competitor has appeared who knows a lot about jianbing (real name of this product). It is Beijing Traditional Roll.
Like many exercises, this too has followed the formula introduced by Agie: a counter overlooking the street with open kitchen and freshly prepared food.
Here the preparation is different, though. At the Ravioleria the dough is liquid and is poured directly onto the hot plate, while in this new crepe shop the dough is worked by hand with the use of a rolling pin. Only then it is transferred to the hot plate. The result is a very thin sheet of flour and egg.
The puff pastry is brushed with the hoisin sauce (composed of soy, garlic, sugar, vinegar and five spices) and stuffed with the chosen filling. I have tasted the one with special stewed pork. I liked it a lot, also because the meat was degreased by the abundant presence of fresh vegetables and, at the same time, enhanced by the addition of spicy sauce.
There are many recipes to choose from (here the choice is in fact much more varied than the Ravioleria): from Peking duck to squid and spring onions, passing through the lotus root there is really something for all tastes. There are also "cryptic" recipes, in the sense that they have been translated incorrectly and therefore they are not fully understood (such as "choose three dishes to ask for in the roll" or "ten dishes in the roll"). The girls at the counter are smiling and kind, so in case you ask for more information.
Pork dumplings made with spinach juice are also on sale, which makes them colorful and very interesting.
It is possible to add extra ingredients to your roll (which I assure you is abundant!). To drink, fresh soy milk, different qualities of Chinese tea, soft drinks and beer.
Here, too, a full-lyrical full-price meal.
📍 Via Paolo sarpi 29, Milan