Banh Xeo literally “sizzling cake”, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet.
Located right behind cuisine area of Go Ap district (Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ward 8, Go Vap District) having a Banh Xeo and Banh Cong shop – extremely tasty cakes. This shop has come in operation for 19 years and only daily opens from 1p.m to about 6 or 7 p.m because out of cake.
Beside enjoying tasty, crunchy and special hot cakes, diners also hear music with beautiful voice of shop owner that is compared to singers in music coffee shops- very interesting.
Cakes in this shop is very delicious. Hot crispy fried cakes are stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. It costs 27,000 VND per cake. They are served wrapped in mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or banh trang wrappers, and stuffed with mint leaves, basil, fish leaf and/or other herbs, and dipped in a sweet and sour diluted fish sauce.
The most interesting point is shop’s owner who has a little “artist” and great fun. Every noon when no customer, she will play guitar and sing songs of Trinh musician or songs of Hanoi, Da Lat, etc. with the gentle melody. Many customers feel addicted this kind of amateur music performed by a cheerful shop owner with nice voice.
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