About the Dish:
Bánh cuốn is a traditional Vietnamese dish that consists of delicate rice noodle rolls filled with ground pork, mushrooms, and shallots. The rolls are typically steamed and served with a side of nuoc cham, a tangy fish sauce-based dipping sauce. Bánh cuốn is known for its light and silky texture, as well as its savory flavor. It is often enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch dish in Vietnam.
|Rice Flour||1 cup|
|Water||1 1/4 cups|
|Ground Pork||1/4 pound|
|Shiitake Mushrooms||4-6 mushrooms|
|Shallots||2, finely chopped|
|Fish Sauce||2 tablespoons|
|Soy Sauce||1 tablespoon|
|Vegetable Oil||1 tablespoon|
- Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice flour and water. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and lump-free. Let it sit for 30 minutes to allow the rice flour to fully hydrate.
- Step 2: While the batter is resting, prepare the filling. In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms are softened. Add the ground pork, fish sauce, soy sauce, and salt. Cook until the pork is fully cooked and the flavors are well combined. Set aside.
- Step 3: Heat a non-stick skillet or a crepe pan over medium heat. Pour a ladleful of the rice batter onto the skillet and quickly tilt the skillet in a circular motion to evenly spread the batter. Cover the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the rice noodle sheet is set and can easily be lifted with a spatula.
- Step 4: Spoon a small amount of the filling onto the lower third of the rice noodle sheet. Fold the edges of the sheet over the filling and roll it up tightly. Repeat with the remaining batter and filling.
- Step 5: Serve the bánh cuốn warm with nuoc cham dipping sauce.