A new jianbing place has opened in Portland, but don’t expect super-traditional, Beijing-style crepes. Brother’s Wings & Bings, a cheeky hole-in-the-wall on SW Barbur, is stuffing bing with domestic favorites like teriyaki chicken, Mongolian beef, and the more-traditional pork sung. Tucked in a strip mall, Brother’s pairs its eclectic specialty with fried chicken, specifically wings and tenders with flavors like Cajun, Caribbean jerk, and mango habanero.
Brother’s owns its identity as an Americanized bing shop: “While keeping the basic characteristics of the traditional, our bing is further developed and adjusted to the tastes of westerners,” the menu reads. It’s not the only spot in town hawking the Chinese street food: Food cart Bing Mi has accrued rave reviews and serious lines for its pretty traditional version with egg and chili paste, while Master Kong has recently entered the market with pork belly and vegetarian versions. The hottest part of Brother’s is its location: In deep Southwest Portland, it serves as a bing stop for folks unwilling to schlep to Beaverton, downtown, or 82nd. Pop in, or order delivery through the website. Brother’s is located at 10075 SW Barbur Blvd.
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