Bańh Hoí Thìt Núońg / Steamed Rice Pancake with Gilled Pork and Meat Balls.

posted on: February 6, 2015

I could eat this dish all day, everyday. Consisting of steamed rice cake, lettuce, herbs, peanuts, shallots, chilli, Asian spices and grilled pork which has been marinated for several hours in lemongrass, this dish, known to locals as Bańh Hoí Thìt Núońg, is commonly found all over South East Asia.  Each country has their own variation of this dish.  For example in Cambodia they tend to add coconut milk and dried shrimps, but I must admit the best versions I’ve had (other than my mum’s) are the Vietnamese versions.  This comes as no surprise though seeing as it originated it Vietnam. Served with a dressing made of carrots, daikon, vinegar, fish sauce and sugar, it’s one of those dishes that you can’t seem to get enough of.

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