About the Dish:
Bánh Xèo is a Vietnamese savory pancake made from rice flour, turmeric powder, coconut milk, and water. It is typically filled with mung bean sprouts, pork, shrimp, and sliced onions. The pancake is cooked until crispy on the outside and served with fresh herbs, lettuce, and a dipping sauce called nước mắm. Bánh Xèo is popular as a street food and is enjoyed as a main dish or a snack.
|Rice Flour||1 cup|
|Turmeric Powder||1 teaspoon|
|Coconut Milk||1/2 cup|
|Mung Bean Sprouts||1 cup|
|Pork (thinly sliced)||1/2 cup|
|Shrimp (peeled and deveined)||1/2 cup|
|Sliced Onions||1/2 cup|
- Step 1: In a bowl, whisk together the rice flour, turmeric powder, coconut milk, and water until smooth. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
- Step 2: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil and pour a ladle of the batter onto the skillet. Swirl the skillet to evenly distribute the batter and cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges are crispy.
- Step 3: Sprinkle some mung bean sprouts, pork, shrimp, and sliced onions onto one half of the pancake. Fold the other half over the filling and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the filling is heated through.
- Step 4: Serve the Bánh Xèo with fresh herbs and lettuce. Dip the pancake in the nước mắm sauce before taking a bite. Enjoy!