Food Trip Friday: Cooking Banh Chao

Were lucky our Khmer neighbors are foodies too. They love doing cook outs during weekends and inviting us too. Last week was really interesting coz they were making Banh Chao (Banh Xeo in Vietnamese). This is a Vietnamese dish of rice flour crepes with assorted fillings. Khmers have adopted this dish and their version is one of my favorite Cambodian foods.

Khmer version has some additions like shredded coconut, flaked crabs and more assortment of greens to be eaten with it. The sauce is also slightly more ‘peanut-y’.

cooking banh chao

I took some pics while they were cooking…They usually cook this over charcoal and it smells heavenly. And it was super yummy. And I ate more than three servings lol. They must think I haven’ t eaten for weeks but it was that good.

cooking banh chao

cooking banh chao

An entry for Food Trip Friday.



  1. @luiinpenh

    January 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Food Trip Friday: Cookin’ Banh Chao: Were lucky our Khmer neighbors are foodies too. They love doing cook outs d…

  2. Tetcha

    January 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    If you’ve eaten three servings, it only means these crepes are really good! Happy FTF! Here’s my entry:

  3. Jessica Cassidy

    January 21, 2012 at 6:38 am

    yum…missed eating the bean sprouts 🙂 and am drooling too 🙂 Visiting from Food Trip Friday. Hope that you can return the visit too.

  4. Travel Ria

    January 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I will certainly try this at home. Boyfriend loves the bean sprout

  5. Sahm's Dining Diary

    January 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    From the way you describe it, I can’t help to wish to try that dish someday. Mine is up I hope you can visit me too, thanks!

  6. FoodTripFriday

    January 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    What’s up with vietnamese food and bean sprout? I think they put it in everything. 🙂

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