Bánh xèo, literally meaning “sizzling cake”, got its name from the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet. It’s a Vietnamese savory crepe made of rice flour, eggs, water, turmeric powder, and is stuffed with your choice of meet, sliced onions, diced green onions, and bean sprouts. It is served with sweet chili sauce for either dipping or pouring onto the crepes.
The Vietnamese way to eat it is to take a leaf of lettuce, place a piece of crepe into the lettuce, bunch it up, then dip it into the sweet chili sauce. Sometimes I, or other (lazy) people, don’t feel like using my hands so I just pour the sweet chili sauce over it and eat it like a salad. Don’t worry. We won’t judge how you eat it.