Fodor's Expert Review Banh Xeo 46A
A no-frills, family-run institution, Banh Xeo 46A is the go-to place for one of southern Vietnam's most cherished culinary creations: banh xeo (literally, "sizzling cake")—a crispy pancake made with rice flour, coconut milk, and a smidgen of turmeric, and filled with bean sprouts, onion, shrimp, and pork. Place a slice in a giant mustard leaf, add a clump of herbs and greens, roll it all up, and dunk it in a fish sauce–based dip laced with chilies. The menu has been expanded to include other Vietnamese dishes but the banh xeo is still the star. There's a room with air-conditioning, but sitting outside is more fun.
46A Dinh Cong Trang St., off Hai Ba Trung St.
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
- Banh xeo
- Appearing on international television shows
- Street-style dining