Saturday, August 08, 2015


Crepe batter
2 cups rice flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 cup water
1/2 cup beer
3/4 cup coconut milk
3 scallions, chopped
8 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 1 inch squares
½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 medium red onion, sliced into thin strips
Approximately ¼ cup vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Thai chili peppers, minced
1 tablespoon pickled carrots and daikon (optional)

1 head lettuce
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch mint
1 bunch basil

In a large bowl, whisk together rice flour, salt, turmeric, coconut milk, water,beer, and scallions. Heat a deep skillet on medium high. To the skillet, add in 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil, rotating the pan, allowing the oil to coat the entire bottom surface. Add a few pieces of shrimp and bacon to the pan. Once both the shrimp and bacon are fully cooked, scatter them evenly and ladle in ⅓ cup of the crepe batter. When the crepe sides begin to lift and become somewhat crisp, add in the desired amount of sliced onions to the inside of the crepe. Place a lid over the skillet for about 1 minute. Fold over the crepe like an omelet. Repeat until the batter and meat is all used up, re-greasing the pan with a ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil between each crepe. Serve the banh xeo over lettuce with dipping sauce and vegetable garnish.

bacon recipe source: Jenn, The Noshing Bride, February 17, 2013

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