Banh Khot – Round Small Crepes

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Banh Khot in Phu Quoc
Banh Khot in Phu Quoc

Banh Khot is a small round cake made from flour made from rice flour batter. The batter is poured into clay molds, baked on charcoal and then topped with fried green onions. Other styles include adding chicken or quail eggs for a more hearty fare. It is served with a small dipping bowl of fish sauce mixed with mouthwatering lime juice, garlic, sugar, and chili pepper. Shredded mango is often added to the sauce for texture. The cake’s texture is similar to that of an English crumpet but the addition the toppings and spicy sauce gives it an interesting twist.

How To Make Banh Khot
How To Make Banh Khot

It is incredibly cheap with a serving costing just 10,000VND or $0.50USD. Either way, they’re worth the price; be careful though, they are deceptively filling. First you just try one, then you have two, next thing you know you’ve eaten a dozen and you have a stomach ache…Banh khot is a great street treat because it works as a snack or a meal. If you’re hungry, order a plate of 8-12, or just grab two or three if you want a quick bite.Street side eateries in Duong Dong Town, often sell this dish however it is harder to find near Long Beach.