Banh xeo

Image By Jerry Mai, Abstract

The name banh xeo comes from the sound of the batter hitting the hot frying pan (xeo means sizzle). I absolutely love these crispy pancakes with their accompanying fragrant, fresh herbs. I like to wrap mouthfuls of banh xeo and herbs in lettuce leaves, whereas my mum prefers to use mustard leaves. I roll it up as best as I can and dip it in the nuoc mam – if I get too excited with the nuoc mam, it dribbles down my arm! Oh, and only rookies pour the nuoc mam in the wrap. Be a true Vietnamese and dip instead!…Read More


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