Monday, May 18, 2009

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo tom, muc, thit

Last night, I looked up my Nha Trang food photos and my mouth was watering at the Banh Xeo (steamed rice pancake) photos. I decided to make it tonight for dinner. Huong, my cleaner, went to the market and got some prawns, pork, vegetables and squid and I went to buy rice flour, different kinds of herbs, beanshoots and some more pork.

Banh Xeo

It's nice to make something different for a change at home. It took 30 minutes to get everything ready and quite easy as the flour had instructions on the bag. I do know how to make this cake as I ate and saw it alot when I was in my city. The dipping sauce is the most important as it determines the taste of the whole dish. Ms Huong made a dipping sauce using the WildRice restaurant recipe. It tasted great but in Nha Trang we make it a little bit different, slightly fruitier with more pineapple and lemon. I will make this sauce next week when I have another go at Banh Xeo next week.

Banh Xeo

When I'd finished and had more than enough myself, I gave my landlord some cakes and he just loved them, as did my housemate and Huong. This was the first time she's ever made this cake, and even though she thought it was difficult to make, Huong said she's going to try it at home for her family.

It really is a great dish from the south of Vietnam.

13 comments:

Applecart T. said...

When my friend's mom used to make this, it was heaven. Thank you for sharing!

foodhoe said...

ooh that looks very good. A restaurant near my work makes these and cooks the bottom of the cake until it is nice and crispy, which I really like.

Anonymous said...

I love banh xeo so much. You make me miss Viet Nam so much now. I love your photos as well.
Thanks so much for such great information about Viet Nam
A Viet Kieu from Australia

Godknows said...

Thanks guys

Anonymous said...

Hi Tu

I am a huge fan of banh xeo and could just go on eating them until I'm sick.Would you mind telling me how you make the flour mix , would love to try and make it at home.

Cheers
Diem , AUS

MONONOKE KITCHEN said...

It looks delicious, I'll try it too in my kitchen !

conma2cang said...

so yummy!

Chef said...

Hi,
Your pictures are very interesting. For Banh Xeo I don't see a recipe do you care to share it with us? Thanks.

Chefmate

Vi said...

Oh man, anh Tu, I miss you (and your cooking). There's nothing like it or you down in Saigon!

Thuy said...

Yumm! This is one of my favorite dish, but I only have it with pork and shrimp.

Rebeca said...

Yum yum.. this is really awesome. I like the dish very much but problem is i can't make it.

cialis online said...

Come on! that's nothing but an omelet with spicy shrimps.

Vietnam tours said...

I like Banh Xeo, It is a dish unique.