Banh xeo (savoury crepe)

Banh xeo (savoury crepe)

Imagine this: you seat yourself at a roadside eatery after a long day on your feet, rice flour, a hint of coconut, and fish sauce perfuming the air.

Sizzling from the kitchen mimics the revving motors on the street. While our eateries in Scarborough tend to be found in plazas, and our roads more modest in their offerings of motorcycles on the streets, bánh xèo still translates easily to our tastes and sounds of this city.

That sizzle gives bánh xèo its name, its turmeric-tinged fried pancake enveloping bean sprouts, pork, and shrimp, and for the daring, bird’s eye chilies that pungently bring your taste buds to Southeast Asia. Serve with fresh herbs and pickled vegetables. Plunge in sweet and tangy fish sauce.

Banh xeo (savoury crepe)

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with banh xeo (savoury crepe)

Bong Lua
place 2572 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.351.0809
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Pho Metro
place 2057 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.750.8898
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
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Pho Vietnam
place 1280 Kennedy Road, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.755.0909
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
Pho Vietnam
place 3250 Midland Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.351.0909
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00