• Rachel

Okinawa traditional crepe *Chinbin*

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Hi everyone !

Have you ever heard about "Chinbin"?

Well, I didn't know either until my trip in Okinawa.

I am pretty sure that many Japanese don't know about this one too. It's not the most popular food around here, but for sure a real Okinawan knows about this wonderful dessert.

If you go to OKinawa you can easily find "Chinbin mix" anywhere, but if you are far away and want to try this Okinawan crepe, it's also very simple to do.

The real recipe use black sugar from Okinawa ( Kokuto ), that makes this special taste, but you can use brown sugar or coconut sugar instead.

This recipe is also completely vegan, and you will need only 3 ingredients to make it.

Quick and easy, why not give it a try, and taste the flavour of the beautiful Okinawa island.

With some fruits, sugar or any syrup that you like, and it will be the perfect island breakfast !



INGREDIENTS ( for 8 crepes)

- 1 cup of soft flour 
- 1/2 cup of black (or brown) sugar 
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 cup of water


- Powdered sugar
- Kuromitsu or Maple syrup
- Fruits


- Mix all the ingredients together
- Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat
- Pour the chinbin dough in the pan like a crepe 
- When you see the bubbles appear, flip the crepe and cook for around 1mn more.
- Roll the crepe and voilà!

Bon appétit !