In the previous post, we have introduced cao lau and mi quang, both of which are originally rooted from this city. And in this post, we will continue our trip with a dish which arrived from other region. When coming to this town, it has modified to fit the taste of the locals, which help to successfully create a new variation. After trying this following dish, you will feel grateful for Hoianians’ good taste when it comes to food.

Banh xeo is national-famous dish, we could find it in many part of Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hue and so on. And banh xeo in Hoi An is one of the best. Banh xeo in Hoi An is smaller than banh beo in the southern part.


Banh xeo has its name from the sizzling sound it makes when being fried in the hot-oil pan.

Banh xeo is speciality in the way that it is served right after being made, when banh xeo is still hot and crispy and soaked in oil. Its filling is made of pork meat and shrimp. People will roll other herbs, lettuce and banh with rice paper wrapper. The addition of vegetables helps to balances the greasy banh and its protein-rich filling. Both of them make the greatest combo that you might know.

The server will also bring out nem lui as well even when you do not order it. Nem lui is ground pock which is rolled around a stick. You could place it within banh xeo to make your roll. The restaurant only charge for the eaten ones.

This dish is especially prefered in the cold days or rainy days. Let’s imagine, what could be better if you could fill our mouth with the hot and tasty banh xeo, while enjoying watching the cooker making banh xeo around the pan full of bubbling and sizzling oil.

In the video below, you could see the way it is served, how banh xeo looks like and how to eat banh beo.


Now we will give you some recommendation of the best places to try banh xeo.

  • Ba Le Well Restaurant at 45/51 Tran Hung Dao Street
  • Morning Glory located at 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street