Quay Street has a new member of the family - Jianbing Bar. The cafe, whose sister restaurant is the hugely successful Xi'an Street Food, is the only one of its kind in the west of Ireland which specialises in the Chinese dish Jian bing. Jianbing is a traditional Chinese street food similar to crepes. Created more than 2,000 years ago in the Shandong province, Jian bing is generally eaten for breakfast and is known as one of China's most popular street breakfasts.
According to legend, these street food style crepes were made to feed army soldiers who lost their woks. This delicious delicacy boosted their morale so much they went on to win the war, so it is the perfect meal to set you up for the day.
Jianbing's thin and crispy crepe-like base, made from a mix of four traditional flours - corn, mung bean, rye, and buckwheat, and flavoured with black and white sesame seeds, is guaranteed to be a hit with any food connoisseur in Galway. The cafe uses the purest of ingredients with no artificial flavouring or MSG, and serves up Chinese dishes that are not available anywhere else in the west of Ireland.
If you are not in the mood for food, why not try one of the famous bubble teas. Serving black bubble and milk bubble tea, the tapioca pearls provide a tasty twist to the ordinary tea. There is also plenty of coffees and smoothies from which to choose to satisfy the palate including the ever popular Bell Lane Coffee from Mullingar.
For more information check out Xi'an Street Food's Facebook page.