Sfouf (Turmeric Cake)

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Bánh xèo is Vietnamese savory crunchy pork & shrimp crepes. “Xèo ” means the loud sizzling sound it makes when the batter is poured into the hot skillet.

Bánh xèo is made of rice flour, turmeric powder, stuffed with slices of pork belly, shrimps, green onion, cooked mung beans, and bean sprouts.

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In the Mekong Delta, the batter contains coconut milk & cooked mung bean. Banh Xeo is served hot with tasty dipping sauce, và vegetable plate (lectures, mints, basil, herbs).

Recipes

Cooking Tips

Banh Xeo is very rich with pork, shrimp, và fry with a lot of oil. Therefore, vì not use a lot of coconut milk. I suggest to địa chỉ cửa hàng about 2 tablespoons of coconut milk in the batter. Many recipes suggest use full can of coconut milk that too rich for Banh Xeo.For more crunchy cake, use a lot of oil, control medium high heat, rotate the pan. Also, the cake is crunchy if add beer in the batterDo not use low heat, cake becomes greasy.

Requirements for the best Banh Xeo

Crunchy everywhere and crunchy until the last bite.Not too thin (easy to break when rolling và dipping). Chú ý that in Vietnam, the famous Banh Xeo is too thin, và fry with little oil, so it becomes soft if we do not eat right away. My sister’s Banh Xeo is thicker & still crunchy after 4 hours.Not greasyBean sprout, pork and shrimp are not over cooked

How to lớn eat Bánh xèo?

Traditional way, people eat banh xeo by hand. Wrap a piece of crepe with a lettuce leaf along with herbs, then roll it lượt thích taco. Dip the roll in the sauce, & take a bite. It is a delicious bite that has balance flavor and taste (crunchy, savory, aroma…).

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Traditional style of eating Banh Xeo is not suitable at the restaurants, because it is very messy. Let’s eat Banh Xeo “my modern” way.

Use scissors. First, cut vegetables & herbs in lớn small kích cỡ like making salad, & place the vegetable into a new plate. Second, cut Banh Xeo into bite-size pieces (not too small).Eat with chopsticks. For each bite, place a piece of banh xeo on the salad plate, pour some sauce on the top. Now, eat that piece of banh xeo together with some salad và sauce. Enjoy each savory bite of banh xeo. Continue eating this way until finishing all banh xeo.

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