"Banh Xeo" Quang Hoa - Delicious rustic dishes in Quang Binh


Quang Binh is a province known for its rustic dishes, rich in central flavors. When discussing Quang Binh cuisine, one cannot overlook “Banh Xeo”  Quang Hoa - a simple dish with a strong hometown flavor. Banh Xeo is a dish that not only appeals to tourists for its delicious taste, but also for the unique way it is prepared and enjoyed.

Starting from the center of Ba Don town, head towards the west and cross two bridges located in Quang Hoa commune, which is situated peacefully on the banks of the Gianh river. As you reach the countryside, you'll find a variety of famous country cakes, such as banh xeo, brown rice cake, black sesame rice paper,…

The art of making banh xeo has been a long-standing profession in Quang Hoa Commune, passed down from one generation to the next and constantly refined. The process of making Banh Xeo is quite simple, as it only requires two ingredients - ground brown rice and water. However, creating delicious and visually-appealing cakes demands a great deal of time and effort. The baker must patiently tend to a hot stove for many hours, continuously cooking the cakes until they are perfect.

Ingredient of “Banh Xeo”

– Fresh banana leaves cut into round shapes

– Brown rice flour (Brown rice is soaked in water for about 3-4 hours and then pureed with a stone mortar)

- Water

– Dipping sauce (usually chili garlic fish sauce)

– A little salt

– Chives leaves

– Blanch bean sprouts in boiling water and eat with them (usually Quang Binh people will eat red bean sprouts)

How to make “Banh Xeo”?

Mix brown rice flour with a moderate amount of water to make a smooth mixture, not too thick or too thin. Add a little salt and mix well, then add chives.

Put a small pan on the stove, add cooking oil, turn on low heat until the oil boils, then add a spoonful of brown rice mixture with a diameter of about 15cm.

Keep the heat steady for about 1 to 2 minutes until the cake is cooked, spread out the banana leaf and put the cake on top. On average, keep repeating this until the 3rd, 4th, and 5th molds will make the first mold's pancakes cooked, just keep doing that. Anyone who is nimble can rinse 5 at a time.

How to enjoy “Banh Xeo”?

Quang Binh Banh Xeo is a delicious dish that can be eaten in various ways. Apart from the traditional way of rolling it with raw vegetables, the local people in Laos have an attractive way of eating it. To enjoy Quang Binh Banh Xeo to the fullest, the indigenous people mix it with banana fish and salad.

This salad is praised by everyone for its freshness and deliciousness, thanks to the addition of bean sprouts, sesame seeds, and raw vegetables. However, it is the dipping sauce that truly brings the dish to life, as it perfectly balances the sour, spicy, salty, and sweet flavors with the use of chili, garlic, fish sauce, and sugar.

Banh xeo in Quang Binh has a unique taste compared to other regions. When in a hurry, locals simply dip the banh xeo in a bowl of chili-garlic fish sauce. However, when they have more time, they often prepare a salad made with banana fish, bean sprouts, carrots, and more to roll in. This provides the best way to fully enjoy the distinctive flavor of this special dish.

"Banh Xeo" – the beauty of local culinary culture

Quang Hoa Banh Xeo is not only a delicious dish but also a beauty of the local culinary culture. The cake is associated with the childhood of many Quang Binh people, and is a dish presented during Tet holidays or family gatherings.

Enjoy "Banh Xeo" – Experience unforgettable cuisine

If you ever get the chance to visit Quang Binh, I highly recommend trying "Banh Xeo". This dish not only has a delicious taste but also provides an opportunity to explore the local culture and meet the people of Quang Binh.

Here are a few recommended places where you can enjoy the delicious Quang Hoa's Banh Xeo:

  •  Di Hoa restaurant is located in Thanh Tan village, Quang Hoa commune, Quang Trach district.
  •  Ba Xuyen's banh xeo is situated in Ba Don Market.
  •  Co Van is located at 82 Le Thanh Dong in Dong Hoi City.
  •  Tu Quy Restaurant is situated at 17 Co Tam in Dong Hoi City.
  •  Truong Market is in Quang Hoa, Ba Don Town.
  •  Dong Hoi Market has a food court as well.

If you have the chance to visit Quang Hoa and savor the delicious brown rice Banh Xeo, Phongnha Discovery recommends some nearby tourist attractions that you can include in your trip. These include Canh Duong Mural Village, Da Nhay Beach, Quang Tho Beach, Ba Don Market, Ha Thon traditional hat making village,…

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Quang Binh is still waiting for you with unique dishes that you will remember forever. Come and enjoy to feel the delicious flavor and uniqueness of these rustic dishes.



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