Vietnamese Pancake Recipe (Banh Xeo Hue)

Activity 113 Ly Thai To road, Huong Tra District, Hue City, Vietnam. Published on: 04-06-2020

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Vietnamese Pancake is such a fabulous specialty that you must taste and enjoy when traveling to Hue Imperial City. Today, let's Culture Pham Travel show you how to make a delicious Vietnamese Pancake!

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Vietnamese Pancake Introduction

Not only famous for Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Imperial Citadel, Royal Tombs and other landscapes. The ancient capital of Hue has always been popular with tourists because of its delicious and unique dishes. Among those specialties, Hue Rice Pancake (Banh Khoai) is the must-taste dish when traveling to Hue. Let's Culture Pham Travel learn more about this dish!

Vietnamese Rice Pancake Ingredients

Banh Xeo Hue is a special fried cake made in Hue. The way to do it is quite similar to the Southern Pancake but this type of cake is completely different. Vietnamese Pancake has a round shape, made from the main ingredients that are rice flour, filled with shrimps, lean porks the top, often served with vegetables and dipping sauce.

How To Make Vietnamese Pancakes- Banh Xeo Hue

It is not too difficult to make a delicious pancake, but how to make it delicious and crunchy is important. To make these cakes, the chef uses a small cast iron pan, a flat bottom about 15cm in diameter, 2 to 3cm thick.

The ingredients for making this cake include rice flour, shrimp, mung bean sprouts, turmeric flour, chicken egg... forming a thick paste. The dough phase is a very important step to make the delicious crust. Whether or not the cake is delicious depends on this stage.


Put the cast iron pan on the stove for the hot pan, rinse the pan with a spoon of cooking oil, then put a big spoon of flour in the pan. Next, spread the rice flour evenly over the surface of the pan, usually, Hue people use shrimp, chicken egg yolk, bean sprouts, pork rolls ... to make this cake. After adding the filling, close the lid, and wait about 3 minutes. Add the green onions, wait for the yellow crust, then you can take it out.

The cake is delicious or not depends on the sauce of the cake. Hue people make fancy dipping sauce. The sauce is made from more than 10 spices, with special ingredients including pork liver and lean milled meat with spices such as onion, garlic, roasted sesame, peanuts, soy sauce, shrimp paste ... The sauce is cooked over low heat until combined and has a light yellow color.

The cake is delicious when it has a fragrant smell, yellow color. The cake is often folded in half on a white ceramic plate. Cake served with lettuce, herbs, fig, star fruit. All the flavors of fat, sweet, sour, the, fleshy ... will blend together on the tip of your tongue, making you remember and impressed with this dish.

Where to eat Hue Pancake?

This is a fairly famous dish in Hue so there are many bars or restaurants selling these delicious cakes. However, talking about the deliciousness and quality, Culture Pham Travel will recommend the following restaurants!

1. Hong Mai Local Food Restaurant at 110 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hue city.

2. Hanh Local Food Restaurant at 11 Pho Duc Chinh street, Hue city.

3. Lac Thien restaurant at 06 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hue city.

If you would like to enjoy all specialties in Hue city, you should book Hue Food Tour via Culture Pham Travel. It costs only USD 25/ Person for a delicious dinner in Hue at many different local food restaurants.

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