Fodor's Expert Review Banh Xeo 46A

$$ District 3 Vietnamese

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.

Vietnamese Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

46A Dinh Cong Trang St., off Hai Ba Trung St.
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

028-3824–1110

Known For:
  • Banh xeo
  • Appearing on international television shows
  • Street-style dining

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