Bánh canh

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Bánh canh
Bánh canh with pork, fish balls, prawn cakes and fried tofu
Place of originVietnam
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Main ingredientsTapioca flour, optionally rice flour

Bánh canh (Vietnamese: [ɓaɲ kaɲ]) are a thick Vietnamese noodles that can be made from tapioca flour or a mixture of rice and tapioca flour.[1][2] "Cake" refers to the thick sheet of uncooked dough from which the noodles are cut.

  • Bánh canh cua – a rich, thick crab soup, often with the addition of quail eggs.
  • Bánh canh bột lọc – a more translucent and chewy version of the noodle.
  • Bánh canh chả cá – the dish includes fish cake and is popular in South Central Vietnam.
  • Bánh canh giò heo tôm thịt – includes pork knuckle and shrimp.[3]
  • Bánh canh Trảng Bàngbánh canh made in the southeastern Vietnamese town of Trảng Bàng, served with boiled pork, tapioca noodles, and local herbs.[4]
  • Bánh canh tôm – a shrimp-flavoured broth that is also mixed with coconut milk.

The Vietnamese word bánh refers to items such as noodles or cakes that are made from flour, and canh means "soup."

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  1. ^ Alice Pung Her Father's Daughter 2011 Page 194 "Her mother would cook Vietnamese food because that was what she was taught in Saigon: Bánh hói, Bánh canh, fish soup and rice-paper rolls with hot Thai basil and mint."
  2. ^ Sami Scripter, Sheng Yang – Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America 2009 Page 100 "The Hmong name for them is khaub piaj; the Vietnamese name is bánh canh. These delightfully chewy noodles thicken the soup a little and they soak up a lot of liquid when cooked, so make plenty of broth."
  3. ^ The Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine and Culture in Southern California's Little Saigon "Bánh canh giò"
  4. ^ TITC. "Trang Bang rice noodle soup". Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2022-02-11.

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