For other uses see Shao bing (disambiguation)
Typical shaobing. The round shaobing on the right are sweet and filled with sugar and the long shaobing on the left are salted
Shao bing (shāo bǐng), also written shaobing or sao bing, is a type of baked, layered flatbread bread with or without stuffing, and with or without sesame on top, in Chinese cuisine. They can contain a variety of stuffing which can be grouped into two main flavors: savoury or sweet. Examples of fillings are red bean paste, black sesame paste, stir-fried mung beans with egg and tofu. There are a variety of types of shaobing, filled and unfilled. However, shaobings are not very well known in southern China unlike other northern dishes like mantou, baozi, and youtiao, and other unique varieties of shaobing can be completely unheard of in the south. Types of shaobings are usually well known in local areas such as provinces/cities/towns. In the Mandarin cuisine tradition, shaobing are served with hot pot (huǒguō) in winter or soy milk. Shaobing is common for breakfast and is usually eaten with soy milk and tea. Unfilled ones are usually eaten with steamed eggs or any other breakfast meat dish, and filled ones are only eaten with soy milk and tea.
Liu Ji was one of the most famous scholars of the Ming dynasty. He presented a cryptic lyrical song titled "Shaobing Song" (燒餅歌) to the Zhu Yuanzhang emperor. The song supposedly predicted the future of China.
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Taiwanese sesame paste shaobing: