Vietnamese Pancakes

These are super easy to make & are so delicious! My husband is Vietnamese, Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancakes) are one of his favourite dishes =) & one of mine too! This is my take on them, enjoy + have fun in the kitchen!

33 Vietnamese Pancakes

Mix the following pancake ingredients together in a bowl until smooth;

3 cups of coconut milk

1.5 cups of water

(Or use 2 cups of coconut cream and 2.5 cups of water)

Sift  2 ½ cups of rice flour (so its not lumpy)

1 teaspoon of turmeric (depending on the quality of the turmeric you may need more! so use as required for a yellow colour)

1 teaspoon of salt


2 tablespoon of soy sauce (to keep this recipe gluten-free if you need to, remember to use gluten-free soy sauce!)

4 tablespoons of lemon (or lime) juice

2 tablespoon of water

2 chillies sliced finely (depending on your spice tolerance/liking, I used 2 medium spiced chillies)

(If you like a lot of sauce double this recipe or add a little more water!)

Other ingredients:

Vegetable oil

150g enoki mushroom (or another mushroom of your choice)

¼-1/2 cup sliced spring onion

1 cup of diced/sliced cucumber

Asian greens (I used Chinese broccoli and kangkong)

Asian herbs (I used coriander, basil, mint and Vietnamese mint)

Grated carrot, jicama, bean sprouts are also great addition to add in to the pancake when it has almost finished cooking/garnish on top!

In a wok/pan heat just under 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (or more if needed), add your enoki mushrooms and a sprinkle of spring onions let it briefly cook before  adding 1/4 – ½ cup of the pancake batter into the wok/pan quickly move the wok/pan so the mixture spread around the sides of the wok/pan, the thinner the pancake mixture is, the crisper the pancake will be. Let the mixture almost fully cook and then add in a handful of Asian greens and herbs to the pancake (along with grated raw vegies if you wish), the edges of the pancake should be going nice a crispy, flip half of the pancake over the other half of the pancake (as pictured above) and plate, top with some cucumber, carrot, herbs and a little or a lot 😉 of the dressing =) This should make at least 10 pancakes =) Batter can be put into the fridge for a few days, mix well before using.


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