Banh Cuon – Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls

Banh Cuon – Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls

This is the popular breakfast in Vietnam. It is delicious, tasty but it is really really difficult to make. To make a standard dish of Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls, the cooker must have skills. I mean you cannot cook this dish perfectly at the first, second or even tenth time. However, It is great to know and enjoy it, right?

banh cuon, vietnamese steamed rice rolls
Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls

Actually, Banh Cuon is a set of thin sheets of steamed rice batter filled with ground pork, jicama and wood ear mushrooms. The rice rolls get a glaze of scallion oil and a sprinkle of crispy fried shallots, then served on a bed of fresh thinly sliced cucumbers, chopped lettuce, Vietnamese herbs, blanched bean sprouts and slices of Vietnamese sausage (Chả Lụa). All of this is served with a side of Vietnamese fish sauce dipping sauce (Nước Mắm Chấm). Traditionally, people will have Banh Cuon for breakfast, however, now it is easy to find Banh Cuon for lunch, even for evening or night.

Honestly, to make those thin sheets from steamed rice batter requires cooker to be very carefully also skilful. That the reason why making Banh Cuon is seen as a traditional artist job in Vietnam.

Of course, I am not an artist that can make Banh Cuon but I am in love with it and I know how it should be flavour and tasty. As a result, I found this video below is so detailed and easy to follow if you want to cook Banh Cuon by yourself. Let’s watch and enjoy the video, I hope you have JOY <3.

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