Banh Khot in Hue: The Best Hue Local Food

Hue Imperial city takes a million hearts of visitors not only its great historical length, but also traditional cuisine. One of them, when mentions to Banh Khot, the image of Vung Tau Banh Khot restaurants manifest immediately. Nonetheless, the Hue lady nowadays creates a particular Banh Khot mark. That is also attracts thousands of customers around the world.

What makes Banh Khot speciality?

What do you know about Banh Khot speciality?

An important milestone makes Banh Khot popular that you cannot be missed. In 2011, this dish has been recognized as one of the 12 best Vietnamese dishes by Organize of Record Asia. Nothing is more great!

Moreover, what is original from its name? As I know, its special name is from the constant sounding “khot khot” during the process of making the cake. Hence, they call “Khot cake”.

Banh khot ingredients
Banh khot ingredients

There are two parts to get a perfect cake. The combination of crunchy shell and the aroma of the inner kernel are irresistible for visitors’ craving. First of all, you will feel the fatty fragrant taste by complete coherence from the mixture of rice flour, chicken eggs and coconut milk. These ingredients make the shell of the cake. Another important part is the kernel. It can be quite diverse, yet, the most favorite is still fresh shrimp. Selecting the shrimps and peeling shrimps to keep the color is also important.

In addition, to change the taste and color of the cake. Many restaurants nowadays have improved the recipe with green bean cake, vegetarian cake or all kinds of kernels according to customers’ preferences.

Banh khot fish sauce
Banh khot fish sauce

An essential part can not to be missed in thousands of Hue traditional food is the fish sauce. This is an own secret to have particular difference with other restaurants. The fish sauce mixed with slices of carrots and papaya. Adding a little of sugar, fresh minced garlic and chilli brings full of tastes.

How to make Banh Khot

If you want to taste Banh Khot by your hand, it is not hard. Firstly, making flour is the most important step. Rice is soaked in water for about 2-3 hours, then grind and bake overnight. Stirring the rice flour with coconut milk, chicken eggs, chopped green onions. Adding a little of turmeric powder into clean water to create color for the cake. On the next step, put a few drops of cooking oil on each cake mold and wait for the hot. It helps the cake sticky and easy to get out. Finally, pouring each stirred flour powder into each cake mold. Then, put the marinated shrimp on the surface. Waiting until the flour turns yellow and the shrimp becomes red color.

Cook Banh Khot
Cook Banh Khot

How to eat this dish?

You should enjoy Banh Khot as soon as it is hot. By that time, you feel the crunchy taste of the cake, the fatty taste of rice flour, the coconut milk and the fragrant shrimp mixed each other in your mouth. It is not tough to put full of the ingredients on the lettuce surface. Then, wrapping the lettuce and do not forget to dip into the fish sauce. Finally, enjoy for your waiting!

How to eat Banh Khot
How to eat Banh Khot

Where to try in Hue ancient city.

Nowadays, Banh Khot has been one of the Hue widespread local food lays on the many corners of the city. You can refer  several famous restaurants bellow:

Banh Khot Hoan Thien

Opening hour: 8,00 AM – 21:00 PM

Price: 6,000 VND – 35,000 VND

Address: No 2/85, Nguyen Hue Street, Hue city

Banh Khot Hoan Thien
Banh Khot Hoan Thien

Located on the reputed street for the Hue snack diner. The name of Banh Khot may have made a deep highlight for this place. Some comment that no word to express for Banh khot here. The cakes always prepared hot and crunchy served with spicy taste of Hue fish sauce.

Banh Khot – Bui Thi Xuan

Opening hour: 14:00 PM – 19: 00 PM

Price: 10,000 VND – 20,000 VND

Address: No 72, Bui Thi Xuan, Hue city

Banh Khot - Bui Thi Xuan
Banh Khot – Bui Thi Xuan

This spot is a wonderful option for Hue winter afternoon. You feel the sour and spice taste of the fish sauce along with flavour smell of each piece of cake.

Banh Khot Vung tau

Opening hour: 7:00 AM – 22:00 PM

Price: 20,000 VND – 55,000 VND

Address: No 32/210, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hue city

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What is more wonderful when you can both enjoy the taste of Southern pancake and spicy, salty taste, a special feature of Hue cuisine.

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