Bánh xèo, literally "sizzling cake", named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet is a Vietnamese savory fried pancake made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts.
Southern-style bánh xèo contains coconut milk and certain Central regions skip the turmeric powder altogether. They are eaten wrapped in mustard or lettuce leaves or banh trang wrappers, stuffed with mint leaves or basil, and then dipped in a sweet and sour diluted fish sauce. In the Central region, it is often wrapped in fresh rice paper with a sausage (nem lui) and then dipped in a special sauce which consists of fermented soy bean and sticky rice sauce, ground pork liver, ground and toasted peanut and seasonings.
Cambodia also has it own variation called Num Banh Chao meaning "sizzling rice snack", where the dish is called បាញ់ឆែវ (most often transliterated as banh chao). It has also been introduced into Thailand where it known by บั๊ญแส่ว (Ban sao).
No need to go anywhere to enjoy this dish. You also can make Vietnamese Crepe (Bánh Xèo Việt Nam) at home. It is not only tasty, but also really easy. Today, from many Easy Vietnamese Recipes, I would like to introduce this one for all you guys. If you are a gourmet about Vietnamese Food, I think you should not miss it. Weekend is arrived, making and enjoy it with family and friends is a great idea.
So, are you ready to create one of Easy Vietnamese Recipes like this one for your party in weekend? Trust me; if you want to enjoy the true specific flavor of Vietnamese Food, here is one of great options. Now, let us start cooking, ok?
- 1 Vietnamese Crepe flour bag (250g) – Buy at Vietnamese Markets
- 500ml water
- 300g silver shrimps
- 300g beef meat (you also can use half lean half fat pork)
- 300g mushroom (you can choose king oyster mushroom)
- 200g bean sprout
- ½ bowl mung bean (no cover)
- Onion, saffron flour, fish sauce, chili, basil, dill, mustard greens
Step 1: Clean mung bean in water for 2 – 3 times. Soak in warm water about 2 hours and bring to steam until it is cooked.
Step 2: Peek off the cover of shrimps, pull out the black lines on their backs. Clean with water added a little salt.
Step 3: Use a small pot, add 1 teaspoon oil and fry minced garlic until it is fragrant. Next, add more shrimps and fry quickly in 2 – 3 minutes. Pour on clean bowl.
Step 4: Clean and slice beef thinly.
Step 5: Cut off the roots of mushrooms, clean and slice into medium pieces. Clean all vegetables. Peel off the cover of carrot, clean and slice into long and thin pieces. Mix sliced carrot with 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon sugar, a little vinegar and wait about 15 minutes. Press out the water from this mixture before serving. Peel off the cover of onion; slice small.
Step 6: Mix Vietnamese crepe flour with water. You should choose the flour already has coconut milk to increase the flavor for one of Easy Vietnamese Recipes. Add more saffron flour, sliced spring onion, stir gently and wait 30 minutes before making crepes.
Step 7: Heat the oil (2 teaspoons), add sliced onion + mushrooms into pan and fry quickly in 1 minute.
Step 8: Next, add more sliced beef.
Step 9: Scoop 2 – 3 spoons mixture crepe flour in step 6. Shake and spread gently to make sure this flour will cover all face of pan and ingredients.
Step 10: Arrange on face of crepe some shrimps, mung bean, bean sprout and cover the pan carefully.
Step 11: Fry with large heat about 3 – 4 minutes. Next, use cooking shovel to fold in half and fry until you have a satisfy crepe skin. Put on plate and repeat this process until all ingredients and mixture crepe flour are out.
Finally, your dish is ready served. Eating with sweet and sour sauce + sliced carrot in step 5 + vegetables is perfect. So, how do you feel? Are you happy with one of Easy Vietnamese Recipes? Hope you will have a good appetite and Good Luck for your Cooking.