In search of lunch after a movie at Knox Westfield Shopping Centre I thought I'd try out a Bing Boy. I haven't really come across many of them in my travels (thought there are 17 outlets according to their website) and find that for my maiden voyage I'm at the store that started it all.
Talking to Sabrina, the owner of this particular franchise, she tells me that this was the very first store in Victoria and that she bought the franchise off the franchisor. However, she is not the first franchisee, but the one in Melbourne Central was. What's all this to do with the price of eggs you ask. Perhaps a lot, after all we are talking about a thin wheat omelette wrap. According to Sabrina it's a popular street food especially in North China. It's a beautiful fresh and light wheat omelette Chinese crepe (a Jian Bing) with a variety of fillings. It was certainly light and beautiful to eat and the fried wonton wrapper pieces added crunch to every bite which was lovely. For a couple of extra dollars you can have more filling and salad and you have a choice of the plain or wholemeal crepe.
I ordered the Veg-ing (avacado, mushroom, sweet and sour carrot, baby spinach, mixed salad and mayonnaise) which I thoroughly enjoyed and the Pretty n'Peking (Peking duck pieces, cucumber slices, sweet and sour carrot, mixed salad and hoisin sauce) which I ordered for my daughter. I somehow expected the fillings to be warm, but they were not. I was however very impressed with this tasty crepe and the paper wrapping that tore at all the right perforated places for easy unwrapping and eating. Check out their website if you're after a franchise. What I do love on the website is their menu page. You have to but click on a particular crepe and it gives you all the nutritional information so you know just how many kilojoules you are ingesting.