Monday, March 15, 2021

Jian Bing Man coming to 1st Avenue

An outpost of Jian Bing Man will be opening later this year at 120 First Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.

The quick-serve restaurant that specializes in Chinese crêpes recently signed a lease for the vacant space. This will be the third outpost in the city, joining the ones in Food Gallery 32 on West 32nd Street and at the Gansevoort Market on West 14th Street.

As for their signature dish, here's a description via the Jian Bing Man website:
This savory crisp-fried crêpe is all about bold contrasts of flavor and texture: eggs, spread over the surface of the wheat and mung bean flour pancake as it cooks. Each one is cooked fresh to order on a circular cast-iron grill, just the way you want it.
They'll also offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes.

The previous tenant here, Doma Food and Drinks, a Korean bistro, didn't have much of a chance, opening in February 2020 — about six weeks before the PAUSE ... this was a new concept from the owners of the Tang, which opened in this space in July 2016

H/T Upper West Sider!

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