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Bing Boy – Urban Asian Street Food at QV

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by H. Clare Callow (subscribe)
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Published July 5th 2014
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QV's food court is surprising. You wander through there expecting the usual KFCs and cheap noodle places, and all of a sudden you stumble across a gem like Bing Boy.

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Hey Bing Boy! Let me eat you.

Bing Boy is so named because they serve jian bing, a Chinese crepe that can contain anything from pork floss to stir-fried beef. I first came across these little wonders in Box Hill, after seeing a long line of people who looked like they knew what they were doing and joining it. I was poor enough at the time to have to buy the most basic jian bing on offer, and was rewarded with the pork-flossed wanton-skinned concoction that is now my favourite.

Side note: If you have to ask what pork floss is, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived sufficiently near a Chinatown. Think pork jerky meets fairy floss, but enjoyable. Just go with it.)

The food outlet's basic bing – called 'Hey Bing Boy' – is a wheat crepe with a slightly scrambled egg fried over it as it cooks. Some spring onion is sprinkled on, then a mound of fried wanton skin with a sprinkling of pork floss and some pickled vegetables. The filling is drizzled with hoisin and chili sauces, then wrapped up in a neat little package.

For the slightly less adventurous, other bings on offer include the Ching Ching, filled with salad, chicken and avocado, the Mad Ming, which is a beef and mushroom concoction. There's also a salady vegetarian option.

With bings ranging from $5.65 to $9, Bing Boy offers a cheap alternative to the other lunches you can get at the QV food court. It may not be the healthiest option, but it's certainly up there with the tastiest.
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Why? A quick lunch with a difference
Where: Queen Victoria Village Shop 1, 017 QV Melbourne, VIC 3000
Cost: Under $10
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