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Bánh bèo - Vietnamese Savory Steamed Rice Cake (Water Fern Cake)

Bánh bèo

Banh beo is a specialty of central Vietnam, especially popular in Da Nang, Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai. It is basically made from rice flour and tapioca starch, topped with minced shrimp (Hue style) or a mixture of pork and shrimp (Da Nang/Quang Nam style). A simple yet elegant, cheap yet delicious dish which can be eaten throughout the day!

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Full recipe in English and Vietnamese at (Xem công thức tiếng Anh và tiếng Việt tại) :

For the batter
400g (14 oz) rice flour
100g (3.5 oz) tapioca starch
1 liter (1 quart) water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vegetable oil

For Hue-style topping
300g shrimp, peel and deveined
Salt & pepper
For Quang-style topping
100g (3.5 oz) pork belly, finely diced
200g (7 oz) shrimp, finely diced
Shrimp butter

More Vietnamese cakes at (cac mon Banh Viet)

"Bèo Dạt Mây Trôi" by Anh Khang & Quang Thắng
Drifting water ferns & floating clouds

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