Vegetarian Vietnamese Crispy Pancakes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Wendys Kitchen

What can you say - this is sublime!

Top Review by Mohamjip

I've been looking for a good vegetarian pancake recipe for a long time. When in Hue, they were called Hue pancake; when in Ho Chi Minh City, they were called Saigon pancake. Yours are very good and I highly recommend the recipe to somebody who wants to try them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the filling, heat the sesame oil in a wok and stir-fry the tofu until golden. Set aside.
  2. Stir-fry the ginger, garlic, bamboo shoots, spring onions and onion for 2-3 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Season with salt and add the shaved coconut and stir to combine.
  4. Remove from the heat, set aside and keep warm.
  5. To make the batter, sift the rice flour, turmeric, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  6. Stir in the coconut milk, sunflower oil and water until well combined and the batter is smooth with the consistency of pouring cream.
  7. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat, and lightly grease with a little sunflower oil.
  8. Pour in enough batter to cover the pan and swirl around to make a thin crêpe. Cook on one side only for 3-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  9. Make, fill and eat pancakes one at a time. Fill the crêpe and fold over, then transfer to a serving platter.
  10. Serve the herbs and lettuce on a separate plate. Wrap portions of the crêpe and some herbs in the lettuce lie san choy bau. Add a squeeze of lime. Then repeat until all the crêpe batter has been used.

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