the history of

Jianbing

According to legend, ‘jianbing’ was invented nearly 2,000 years ago during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.) when Zhuge Liang,  a chancellor in Shandong Province, China, was faced with feeding an army of soldiers who’d lost their woks. Zhuge Liang ordered the cooks to evenly mix water with wheat flour and spread the dough onto a copper-made griddle suspended over a fire. The dish lifted his soldiers’ morale and they fought their way out of an ambush.

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