How to make Bánh Bèo

Step 1

In a bowl, combine flour, starch, salt, 250ml (8 fl oz) of warm water, and 1 tbsp of oil. Whisk all into a fine liquid batter and let it rest for 15 min.

Step 2

For the dipping sauce, combine the remaining water with lime juice, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey. Then, add one crushed garlic, sliced lemongrass, and chillies.

Step 3

In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil with one crushed garlic and sliced spring onions. Then, add the prawns and cook until browned.

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Step 4

Set up the steamer, bring water to a boil, and pour the rice batter in shallow bowls.

Step 5

Then, cover and steam for 5 minutes or until the cakes are firm.

Step 6

Top the rice cakes with the prawns and chopped spring onions, and serve them with the dipping sauce.

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