Banh Khoai Hue cryspy pancake is one of typical Hue street food that you should try when you come to Hue. Banh Khoai Hue which made of rice flour batter and deep fried with shrimp, pork, carrot,bean sprout, egg on top. Banh Khoai is also have to be served with Hue peanut dipping sauce. There are many places offer this Hue food but if you want to try the best you should take a Hue food tour or Hue street food tour with local guide. You will get chance to try many other Hue local food at places only known by local people that no tourist can find themself.
Banh Khoai is different to Banh Xeo but still many people thought they are one. Banh xeo is specialty in Soouthern Vietnam while Banh Khoai is Hue specialty food. So if you have chance to try you will see the different between them.
Banh Khoai recipe has flour batter and top with bean sprout, pork sausage, quail egg, carot, spring onion. and the improtant is Hue peanut dipping sauce cook from pork liver, peanut, sesame. To eat Banh Khoai inlude mixing salad of lettuce, cucumber, star fruit, green mango. Also depend on season and reason people use different salad instead.
What is the different between Banh Khoai and Banh Xeo ?
Banh Khoai shape is thicker and deep fried in small special pan while Banh xeo is fried in a big wok and thinner shape. Banh Khoai and banh xeo also made of rice flour but in Banh Khoai’s batter there is no egg and spring onion. One sign of Banh Khoai to recognise is the crispy texture because of without egg mix in the batter
So when you are in Hue, you must try Banh Khoai to eplore more about the Hue cuisine.
You can also take a cooking class in Hue with ANH Cookery to learn how to make Banh Khoai. So you can cook at home and enjoy with your family and friends.
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Where to eat best Banh Khoai in Hue ?
1.Lac Thien restaurant at 1 Dinh Tien Hoang st run by a deaf family
2.Hong Mai restaurant at 78 Dinh Tien Hoang st run by a Royal family member
3.Tai Phu restaurant at 2 Dien Bien Phu st