18May
Banh Cuon Dac Biet: Special Rice rolls

Steamed Rice Rolls: Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ

Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ (2 locations): Steamed rice rolls

  • Address: 127 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, P. Đa Kao, Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Address: 271 Phan Xích Long, P. 2, Q. Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hours: 7 am – 11 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Bánh Cuốn Dặc Biệt (Special rice rolls plate – more meat): 40,000 Dong ~ $2 USD
    • Chả (Pork patties): 8,000 Dong ~ 0.40 USD
    • Bánh Cóng (Deep fried green bean cakes): 16,000 Dong ~ 0.75 USD

Banh Cuon Dac Biet: Special Rice rolls

Banh Cuon Dac Biet: Special Rice rolls

This is one of my favorites breakfast food growing up and, thankfully here, I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Bánh Cuốn is made from a rice flour batter. It’s steamed to form a thin, circular rice sheet and filled with a mixture of ground pork, onions, and wood ear mushrooms. An order here will give you 4 rolls topped with steamed bean sprouts and chopped Thai basils. It’s often enjoyed with pork patties (Chả) and deep fried green bean cakes (Bánh Cóng). Also, I think this place makes the best Bánh Cóng! It’s crispy and filled with green/mung beans and isn’t dense nor greasy.

Bánh Cóng (Deep fried green bean cakes)

Bánh Cóng (Deep fried green bean cakes)

Store front

Store front

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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