• Banh xeo - the "sizzling pancake" in the South and the Centre of Vietnam
  • Banh xeo - the "sizzling pancake" in the South and the Centre of Vietnam

  • on Dec 5, 2018       By: LucyH
  • Along the S-shape land of Vietnam, you can easily see the golden crispy fried pancake called banhxeo literally mean "sizzling pancake" named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet which is a Vietnamese savory fried pancake made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder


    Banh xeo is stuffed with individual preferences and served vegetarian or with meat. Some common stuffings include: pork, shrimp, diced green onion, mung bean, and bean sprouts. Banh xeo is also served with lettuce, mint and Thai basil
    Depending on the region where the cake also has its own unique flavor.

    Differences of Banh xeo in the South and in the Center of Vietnam


    The south

    The Centre


    Depending on the region of the south, the stuffing will be varied. Usually, there are shrimp, green beans and bean sprouts.

    Seafood: Shrimp, squid,...


    Processed banh xeo flour

    Homemade with rice flour is the main ingredients added with turmeric and coconut juice


    Big fry pan

    Cast iron


    ( 30-35cm)


    Fat - oil

    Apply a fine layer of oil or animal fat on the pan

    Deep fry in oil


    Soft and a bit tough, crispy at the edge
    Best served hot

    Carry the flavor of the sea
    Very crispy

    Dipping sauce

    Sweet sour fish sauce

    Beside the sweet-sour fish sauce, banh xeo is served with anchovy paste



    1. Muoi Xiem - Banh xeo restaurant

    Although Muoi Xiem only appeared in Saigon, the restaurant has gradually become familiar to those who love the dish. The Chef has created nearly 30 different kinds of Banh xeo. From the traditional one with shrimps and meat to different types of banhxeo with mushrooms, kimchi, abalone, white ginkgo biloba, coconut and many other types.

    Contact information:
    Address: 204 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Saigon
    Phone: 028 3925 3037.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muoixiem/
    Open: 9am - 10pm

    2. Dinh Cong Trang - the Oldest Banh xeo restaurant in Saigon

    Dinh Cong Trang Restaurant is the longest-established banh xeo restaurant in Saigon. Therefore, the restaurant is known to many people and visitors are often far to come here to enjoy. Although the restaurant is very crowded, the staffs here still can handle everything to make sure any customer is served with the best service.

    Prices: 70,000 VND / normal portion and 100,000 VND / special portion.
    Contact information:
    Address: 46A Dinh Cong Trang Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Saigon.
    Tel: 08 3824 1110.
    Open hour:
    Morning: 10:00 - 14:00
    Afternoon: 16:00 - 21:00

    3. An la ghien - Banh xeo restaurant

    An laghien Restaurant has been making banh xeo in the style and flavor of the West of Vietnam. But the key to the success of this restaurant is in the combination of the ingredients. The restaurant has many kinds of banh xeo for you to choose from such as traditional banh xeo of banhxeo with mushroom, kimchi, lime and abalone, vegetable and shrimp etc.

    Contact information:
    Address: 74 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Saigon.
    Phone: 093 341 88 44.
    Website: http://www.anlaghien.com.vn
    Open hours: 10:00 - 21:30




    1. Ba Duong - Banh xeo Restaurant

    With the special flavor of banhxeo you can find nowhere else, Ba Duong restaurant has had a reputation and foothold in the hearts of customers.
    Banh xeo of the restaurant is offered to the guests with a beautiful yellow. The outside is crispy while the inside is soft and tender. Ba Duong restaurant has spacious space, airy and clean. Although the restaurant is located in the small alley so finding the restaurant is quite difficult, it is always crowded..

    Address: Kiet 280/23, Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
    Price: 20.000VND - 55.000VND
    Opening hours: 10am - 9pm
    Phone number: (0236) .3.873.168

    2. Co Ba - Jumping Shrimp Banh Xeo Restaurant  - Specialties of Binh Dinh

    The banhxeo here is larger than the spread of adult hands being made from grain rice without using coloring. The special thing that makes the taste and quality of the cake is the shrimp. The shrimp used to make banh xeo is absolutely fresh that they still can “jump” before being used for banh xeo. That’s also the reason for the name “jumping shrimp” banh xeo.
    Another thing that makes this restaurant different is even when the restaurant locates in the heart of Da Nang City, Co Ba - Jumping Shrimp Banh Xeo Restaurant still chooses the style associating with the folklore culture. The main materials being used to decorate are bamboo in a large and airy space.

    Address: 248 Trung Nu Vuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
    Price: 20.000VND - 40.000VND
    Opening hours: 09:30 - 22:30
    Phone number: 0905.100.896 / 0905.097.071
    Binh Dinh Duck Cake in Da Nang.

    3. Uyen Banh xeo Restaurant - Dai Loc Specialties

    The restaurant has quite spacious space, airy and clean. It is a special dish of Dai Loc in the heart of Da Nang. With its own delicious flavor, the banh xeo here has become the "favorite" dish of many diners in Da Nang.
    It’s cut into 6 pieces when being served on the table. There are different kinds of banhxeo with different main ingredients such as pork, shrimp, eggs etc. The dish is served with a variety of green vegetables, herbs and a typical dipping source from Dai Loc.

    Address: 103 Le Thanh Nghi, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
    Price: 10.000VND - 30.000VND
    Opening hours: 09:30 - 22:30


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