Beijing girl sells 200 Chinese pancakes everyday in New York

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A college student selling Chinese pancake in New York has become Internet hit recently. The pancake stall is owned by a Chinese student surnamed Li, who was born in 1990s. She started to run the pancake stall on Oct. 26 this year. Every day she sells nearly 200 pancakes and gets 1,500 US dollars in return.

Every day she sells nearly 200 pancakes and gets 1,500 US dollars in return. (Photo/Chinanews.com) 



Starting up the business is not an easy thing. Li receives parking tickets every day from New York Traffic Department.

"Their truck is lovely and the food is delicious. Veggie pancake is sold at 7 dollars each. And you need to pay 2.5 dollars for an extra sausage or ham," said Xu, who is a college student of the New York University.

Li was born and raised in Beijing. She went to the United States for college. She majored in business and minored in art history. After graduation, she did not like working in the office and came up with the idea of starting up her own business.

"I am familiar with Chinese pancake because I grew up in Beijing. I barely saw Chinese pancake in New York so I thought it may have market," Li said.

To guarantee the quality of the food, Li had her own secret recipe of the sauce and made the crisps all by herself.

Since the opening of the pancake stall this October, the business has been good. Sometimes people queue over half an hour for the food. She sells 1,500 US dollars a day. The customers are mainly white collar workers and college students, mostly Chinese students.

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