Bánh Xèo – Savoury Vietnamese Crêpes

Easy to make, and with a with all kinds of fillings, bánh xèo is a fast, simple and extremely tasty Vietnamese meal to take pleasure in at any time of day. These savoury Vietnamese  crêpes are good for sharing as a household or with buddies, the place everybody can select their favorite flavours and fillings. They usually make a scrumptious breakfast to begin the day.

Bánh Xèo – Savoury Vietnamese Crêpes


10 minutes prep
12-15 minutes prepare dinner




6 servings

Serve with

Candy chili or fish sauce

A Excellent Vietnamese Breakfast

I used to be aboard a ship in Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam when, together with realising that cooking wasn’t inconceivable, I found the delights of bánh xèo (actually, “scorching pancake”). I’d watch the chef craft these magnificent breakfast treats, seeing the uncooked elements rework into probably the most tasty meal to begin the day. The fillings diversified significantly, making it much more fascinating. So to have a good time 5 years of cooking Vietnamese meals, in addition to Vietnam’s Nationwide Day, it appeared acceptable to prepare dinner this pretty dish for breakfast.


Mixing bowl
Sharp knife
Chopping board
10 inch non-stick frying pan and lid (or deep-sided crêpe pan)
Measuring spoons and jugs


Batter combine

150g rice flour
60g cornflour
1 tsp floor turmeric
50ml coconut cream
500ml chilly water
1 tsp salt
2 spring onion
1 tbsp cooking oil


Sliced pork tenderloin
Medium prawns
White onion
Lime juice

These had been the fillings I selected, and are conventional. For those who fancy one thing else, go for it. A well-liked one in Vietnam is rooster with younger bamboo.


In a mixing bowl, stir the rice and corn flours along with the turmeric. Add the coconut cream, water and salt and mix along with a whisk. Put aside for not less than 10 minutes.
Reduce the inexperienced stems from the spring onions into small strips, round 2cm lengthy. Slice the white components of the spring onion lengthways after which into 1cm strips. Reduce the pork into skinny strips, take away the heads and tails from the prawns (if they’re on). Slice the white onion into skinny strips.
Warmth 1 tbsp oil within the frying pan over a excessive warmth. Add some white onion strips and saute them for 30 secs.Frying onions in oil
Add a number of items of pork and prawns. Cook dinner them for 2-Three minutes till browned throughout.Prawns and pork added into the pan
Stir the batter nicely with a whisk. Pour 160ml (a couple of ladle full) of batter combine into the frying pan, including a number of white and inexperienced items of spring onion. Cut back the warmth to medium and sprinkle a handful of beansprouts over one half of the batter combine. Cowl the pan for 2-Three minutes, till the sting is crispy.Batter mixture and beansprouts added into the pan
Take away the pan’s cowl. Improve the warmth to medium-high and prepare dinner the crêpe for 6-Eight minutes till the bottom is a golden brown color.
Utilizing a large rubber spatula, with nice care switch the pancake to a plate, holding the spatula beneath the half with out beansprouts. Add a number of basil and coriander leaves with a few drops of lime juice on prime of the beansprouts. Then fold over the half with out beansprouts on it to create the crêpe.
Serve with candy chili sauce or fish sauce. I desire chili sauce.
Bánh xèo served with sweet Thai dipping sauce

Hints, Suggestions and Photos

To make the folding simpler, I put a small chopping board over half of the plate and switch the pancake in order that the half with out beansprouts is over that. Then I add the elements and use the chopping board to fold over.
Leftover batter milk might be stored for the subsequent day within the fridge, offering the spring onion has not been added to it.
The pancake might be folded over within the pan after including the elements to maintain it heat. Nonetheless, I discovered it simpler to fold as soon as it was on the plate.Folding over in the pan
The switch to the plate takes a little bit of getting used to. If the crêpe breaks up a bit, irrespective of … it’ll nonetheless style superior.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *