Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Rice Pancake

Banh Xeo or Vietnamese Rice Pancake is a traditional Vietnamese dish. It’s a savory crepe made of rice flour, turmeric, coconut milk, and water that’s filled with shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, and mung beans. Banh Xeo is served with a dipping sauce composed of fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, and chili.

Banh Xeo is distinguished by its crunchy texture and unique tastes. The batter is fried in a hot pan until golden and crispy, adding a delicious crunch. The filling has a variety of textures and tastes, ranging from succulent shrimp to crunchy bean sprouts and earthy mung beans. With its sweet, sour, and spicy undertones, the dipping sauce compliments the food nicely.

To make Banh Xeo, mix rice flour, turmeric, coconut milk, and water in a mixing bowl and let aside for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, make the filling by stir-frying shrimp, pork, and veggies in a hot skillet. Pour the batter into the pan and swirl it around to create a thin coating. Fold one side of the crepe over with the filling. Cook until crispy and golden on both sides.

The southern area, especially Ho Chi Minh City, is famous for its delectable Banh Xeo. Banh Xeo Muoi Xiem in District 1, Banh Xeo Thanh Dieu in Binh Thanh District, and Banh Xeo Mien Tay Ba Hai in Phu Nhuan District are some popular spots to sample it. Banh Xeo, on the other hand, is accessible at Vietnamese restaurants all over the world, so you may enjoy its distinct flavors and textures no matter where you are.