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Dan Bing Recipe - Taiwanese Egg Pancakes (蛋餅)

Bursting with flavour, this Dan Bing Recipe with tuna and egg makes the perfect savoury breakfast crepe or quick snack. A light batter made with cornflour (cornstarch) ensures these Taiwanese egg pancakes are crispy and fluffy, yet light and totally delicious!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Taiwanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 pancakes
Calories 327kcal
Cost $5


For the sauce


For the Sauce:

  • Pop your sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl, then give them a good stir and set aside.
    3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce

For the Pancakes Batter:

  • Place all purpose flour, cornstarch and salt into a large mixing bowl and add the water. Whisk until the batter has a nice runny consistency with no lumps.
    ½ cup plain flour / all purpose flour, 2 tbsp cornstarch / cornflour, 1 pinch salt, 3/4 cup water
  • In a separate small bowl or pouring jug add the tuna, cheese, eggs and spring onion and mix well.
    100 g tuna, ½ cup cheese, 3 eggs, 1-2 spring onion / green onion
  • Now heat the sesame oil in a small to medium frying pan. Pour in a small amount of batter and quickly swirl until it reaches the edges. Cook for 1 minute until the pancake starts to set, then top with a third of the egg and tuna mixture. Spread it out across the top in a thin layer, avoiding the edges if you can.
    1-2 tbsp sesame oil
  • Continue cooking until the egg just starts to set, then slide the spatula around the edges to loosen the pancake and flip it over. Continue cooking for another 30 seconds before flipping it back. Now you can fold in two edges to create a yummy rolled pancake!
  • Remove from the pan, then repeat for your remaining pancakes.
  • To serve, transfer your freshly cooked and rolled pancakes to serving plates, slice into 2-3cm strips and drizzle with your blended soy and sweet chilli sauce. Alternatively, you can serve them whole and wrapped in a piece of paper. Enjoy!



  • Batter Consistency - The consistency of your homemade crepe batter may vary until you get the hang of it. For the tastiest, crispiest pancake, aim for a super runny batter with no lumps.
  • Avoid the Edges - When pouring your egg mixture onto the pancake, try avoiding the edges if you can.
  • Ingredient Ideas - Traditional dan bing ingredients often include tuna, cheese and sliced green onion, but we've also seen them packed with sweetcorn, ham or bacon, fermented tofu or even chilli bean paste. You're only limited by your imagination and your flavour preferences.
  • Sauce Alternatives - Hoisin, oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce or even tomato sauce should work a treat.
  • Oil - You can substitute the sesame oil with vegetable oil for a milder flavour to cook with.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg