Bánh xèo

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Bánh xèo
Bánh xèo 1.jpg
Vietnamese-style bánh xèo'
Place of originVietnam
Associated national cuisineVietnam, Cambodia
Main ingredientsRice flour, water, turmeric powder

Bánh xèo [ɓǎjŋ̟ sɛ̂w] is a crispy, stuffed rice pancake popular in Vietnam.[1] Bánh mean cake while xèo means sizzle. The name refers to the loud sound the rice batter makes when it is poured into the hot skillet.[2][3] It is a savoury fried pancake made of rice flour, water, and turmeric powder. Some common stuffings include: pork, shrimp, diced green onion, mung bean, and bean sprouts. Bánh xèo are also served with lettuce, mint, Thai basil, and fish mint.[4][5]

Banh Xeo in Mekong delta style

The dish is also popular in Cambodian cuisine,[6] where the dish is called បាញ់ឆែវ (most often transliterated as banh chao).[7] Cambodian banh chao are more similar to the southern Vietnamese style of bánh xèo rather than to the style present in Central Vietnam.

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  1. ^ Quynh Chau Pham, Vietnamese: Vietnamese-English, English-Vietnamese, Insight pocket travel dictionary. "Bánh xèo rice pankakes."
  2. ^ Ottolenghi, Yotam - Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi 2011 "Bánh xèo - In 2007 I visited Hanoi with my friend, Alex Meitlis, and found myself squatting in the dingiest of family-run street kitchens, experiencing the best food I've ever tasted."
  3. ^ Lucy Nguyen-Hong-Nhiem - A Dragon Child: Reflections Of A Daughter Of Annam In America Page 13 2004 "She loved to cook our favorite dishes, bánh xèo and bánh khoái. This is a dish that Vietnamese in the US call "happy pancakes". They are called bánh xèo: bánh is cake; xèo is the sizzling noise of the batter when it is poured into a hot ..."
  4. ^ Giac Mo Viet: Bánh xèo đặc sản Cần Thơ, Accessed October 10, 2018
  5. ^ NPR Inc.:Banh Xeo (Sizzling Crepes), Accessed October 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Brouwer, Andy (2010). To Cambodia with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur. Phnom Penh: ThingsAsian Press. p. 15. ISBN 1934159085. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  7. ^ Murray, Bennett. "Rasmey's restaurant makes a mean banh chao". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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