(If u have ZERO patience proceed directly to AMAZING culinary ACTION video below!)
In 1997 I cruised thru China from Korea on the way to a 3 month traipse around Mongolia. While acquiring the Beijing Hack during the wait for a Visa to Mongolia I ate the same truly magnificent sandwich everyday for 8 days. Last month I got to revisit China and luckily, one of these sandwich artisans was literally a steamed buns throw from my sisters apartment in Suzhou (in 1 AD, the 14th largest city in the world), which sits just 2 hours SW of Shanghai (which daily hosts the worlds largest pajama party). It was a chance I would not miss. Monumental in both its complexity of taste (savory, sweet, spicy, crunchy ) and construction (crepe +eggs+veggies+sauce+wontons, folded over itself into a burrito all under 2 minutes) and in its simplicity in acquisition (street-side) and monetary procurement (they cost about 80 cents).
WATCH THE AMAZING MAGIC of the making the CHINESE EGG SANDWICH!!
The change basket, which works on the honor system, while she makes the sandwich.
This 7am-10am line up was typical.
The star chef.