Bánh khọt tiếng anh là gì

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Eating banh khot in Vietnam

If you love crispy savory pancakes, you’re going khổng lồ love Vietnamese banh khot! 

Among muốn the các mục of endless delicious Vietnamese snacks and light meals, is a little gem called banh khot (bánh khọt).

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They could be translated in a number of different ways, from crispy savory pancakes, khổng lồ coconut rice cakes, lớn kettle cakes… but maybe a little less confusing mô tả tìm kiếm is just delicious bite sized treats.

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Crispy mini pancakesWhat is banh khot?

It’s a famous Vietnamese dish of miniature pancakes served with herbs và vegetables and spicy sweet fish sauce for dipping.

The batter is made of a combination of mostly rice flour, & even leftover grains of rice, with a hint of turmeric to lớn give them a beautiful yellow tinge, và mixed together with coconut milk to make it extra creamy và rich.

Finally, the topping is usually shrimp & diced up green onions, và in this case, extra coconut milk.

The little mini pancakes are cooked in the same type of griddle as Tnhì khanom krok, but instead of being a sweet dessert like the Tnhì version, they are savory and eaten with one of the great joys of Vietnamese cuisine – fresh herbs and leafy green vegetables.

You can check out a full recipe here if you want to make it at trang chủ.

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A fresh plate of hot mini pancakes

While the Vietnamese banh xeo (video) is a mega sized crepe (at least that’s the case in southern Vietnam), banh khot are much smaller in form size, usually thicker và more hearty with batter.

And just like banh xeo, it seems lớn be a Vietnamese dish that many locals are passionate about và absolutely love sầu to eat.

In my personal experience, I have to say that so far I would typically choose banh khot over banh xeo.

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I could smell the pancakes from across the market

I had already eaten banh khot a number of times at more sit down restaurants in Saigon, lượt thích at one of the most famous places in the city, Cô Ba Vũng Tàu.


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But as I was meandering through Chợ Bàn Cờ market, a wonderful local market one day, a lady was frying up a storm of pancakes, và the aroma of sizzling batter và shrimp gave both myself & my wife the immediate irresistible urge to lớn stop everything we were doing và eat.

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Street food stall in Saigon

Although there were only about 4 seats available at the counter space, luckily there were two open chairs, which, as we learned in Vietphái mạnh – if you see an empty chair & want to lớn eat there, you better sit down immediately. If you contemplate for too long, your seats will be taken.

Just like in Tokyo, seats at meal times in restaurants & street food stalls are prime real estate in busy areas of Saigon.

So we sat down, và ordered up a plate of banh khot.

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Sitting down for a snaông chồng in Saigon

The vendor was working as quickly as she could, fulfilling takeaway orders to lớn passerby’s who had also been enticed by the glorious whiffs of her griddle cakes wafting through the aisles of the condensed market.

In order to make the bite sized treats, she first added a few spoons of oil khổng lồ her griddle. Then in went a the pancake batter, which she expertly tossed in, khổng lồ the immediate hiss of the sizzling batter.

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Mini griddle pancakes

She allowed the mini griddle pancakes khổng lồ cook for a few minutes, with the lid on, until they were nearly all the way cooked through, fully crispy golden on the bottom side.

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Then, she tossed on a sprinkle of fried mung beans (I believe sầu that’s what they were), and finally she artfully placed on a little pre-cooked shrimp, and a sprinkle of sliced green onions to top it off.

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About to lớn dig in!

The crispy pancakes were then scooped out of their oily homes onto a plate, và she then asked me if I’d lượt thích some extra sauce – which I think was just straight coconut cream – on top.

I decided khổng lồ go half and half, and she quickly topped half of the plate with the creamy sauce và handed it to me.

As normal, they were served with a plate piled high of leafy vegetables lượt thích lettuce & mustard greens, & there were some sprigs of basil và shiso leaves as well.

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What I really love sầu is the herbs and leaves

The basic method for eating is to lớn take one of the wider leaves like a mustard greens leaf for instance, hold it in your palm, then take a mini pancake, place it in the middle, layer it with extra herbs, kind of wrap the entire agglomeration into a spring roll shape (or however it turns out), & then dip inlớn the Vietnamese fish sauce dressing.

I also saw others dip their mini pancake into the sauce, before adding it to the middle of their handful of leaves.

The pancakes were as crispy as fried chicken on the outside, but the batter on the inside was smooth and almost creamy – it actually reminded me of creamy mashed potatoes, yet richer và more coconut flavored.

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A version of nuoc ctê mê, sweet salty fish sauce, for dipping

The shrimp added a protein touch, & the pieces with the extra coconut cream topping, added just a hint of even more richness.

The dipping sauce, a version of nuoc csay mê, was sweet & salty, và supplemented with thin slices of carrot, daikon, & chilies.

Again, I can hardly express how much I love sầu the Vietnamese style of eating where the main dish is wrapped within leaves và herbs, and dipped inlớn a delicious sauce, before being consumed.

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An assembled handful of Vietnamese banh khot

As soon as I bit inkhổng lồ my wobbly leaf rolls, with the crispy pancake somewhere hidden in the middle, I got that beautiful crisp freshness from the leaves, the crunchiness from the banh khot, và finally that creaminess of the batter và the coconut cream topping.

This particular version of crispy Vietnamese street food pancakes were made simple, yet were probably the tastiest I had in Saigon.

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Delicious Vietnamese food

Banh khot, depending on how hungry you are, can either be a light meal, or just a snaông xã.

Like so many other Vietnamese street food dishes, it’s a great social food, something that not only tastes great, but is also fun lớn assemble và eat.

Not lớn mention, sitting on a stool, surrounded by a constant flow of shoppers, noise in every direction, commotion everywhere I looked, is in my opinion, one of the finest environments for dining.

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Have sầu you tried banh khot?

If you have sầu a few minutes, here’s the full đoạn Clip of the street food snack… it really gives a sense of the atmosphere (& the delicious food), so cliông chồng play below!


(If you can see the Clip, watch it here)

Conclusion

Banh khot is a crispy Vietnamese bite-sized mini pancake, often eaten as a snack or light meal, và consumed with stacks of green leafy vegetables và herbs, and sweet salty fish sauce.

When I was in Saigon, while exploring a local market, I stopped in the midst of the busy morning shopping bustle, for a hot fresh plate of mini pancakes.

Sitting on a stool using the countertop, I enjoyed probably the best Vietnamese mini rice pancakes I’ve sầu ever had.

What I really love sầu about Vietnamese banh khot is the combination of herbs và vegetables paired with the pancakes that are crispy and oily. The contrast of both flavors and textures is what really makes them delicious.

For this exact place, fine “Banh Khot” on the bản đồ, clichồng it, và it will take khổng lồ the place on the map. Enjoy!

Have you already eaten banh khot? Do you lượt thích it?


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