The other teachers and I occasionally crave Mexican food. Not long after I arrived in Foshan, we discovered the Chinese burrito! A husband-wife team cooks them up on the side of the road in the street market closest to the school. They make them from scratch and only need 60 seconds of your time to prepare one. Watching the operation was fascinating. Every movement was as precise as it was fast and together, the husband and wife worked like a perfectly aligned machine. Per burrito, her three duties include dropping a raw egg in the middle of the pan, holding a bag open for the finished product, and collecting money. His duties revolve around the rest of the cooking process from spreading the batter to folding and cutting.
The burrito was delicious and we will go back for another very soon.
Here are the steps for making a Chinese Burrito:
Step 1: Spread the batter for the tortilla. Sweep the excess back into the bucket.
Step 2: Crack an egg in the middle.
Step 3: Puncture the yolk and spread the egg over the entire tortilla.
Step 4: Sprinkle chives and cilantro.
Step 5: Fold tortilla in half. Spread spicy sauce (and diced hot peppers for an extra kick).
Step 6: Throw in a halved hot dog.
Step 7: Add two pieces of wavy fried-til-crunchy bread. (Notice the wife is already preparing the bag!)
Step 8: Fold, cut and drop in bag.
(Step 9: Wait a few minutes before eating–the burrito is melting the plastic bag and will do the same to your mouth if you bite too soon.)