Bing is a Chinese term used to describe wheat flour
based Chinese foods with a flattened or disk-like shape. These foods may
resemble the flatbreads, pancakes, unleavened dough foods, of non-Chinese and
Left: Bing (Chinese flatbread).
Indeed, many of them are similar to the Indian roti, French
tortilla, while others are more similar to Western cakes and cookies.
Bings are usually a casual food and generally eaten for lunch, however, they can
also be incorporated into formal meals. Both
Peking duck and
moo shu pork are
rolled up in thin wheat flour bao bing with scallions and sweet bean
sauce or hoisin sauce. Bing are commonly cooked on a skillet or griddle though
some are baked.
Bings are also eaten in Korean culture, the most common being
jian bing, which are consumed together with seafood.