How to Make Delicious Crispy Banh Khot at Home

Banh Khot

Banh Khot is a specialty dish in the South of Vietnam, gradually becoming popular throughout the country. Let’s come with Viet’s Restaurant Spring to the following guide on how to make a very simple and delicious shrimp-and-meat cake.


  • 300g shrimp
  • 100g lean meat
  • 200g squid
  • 250g rice flour
  • 70g cold rice
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 50g deep fried flour
  • 2 wood ear mushrooms (mushrooms)
  • 10g turmeric powder
  • 10g green onions
  • 6 purple onions
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 dangerous chili
  • 1 chicken egg
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • Seasoning: salt, fish sauce, sugar, ground pepper,…
  • Accompanying vegetables: lettuce, basil, lettuce


Step 1: Prepare Ingredients

  • Red onion and garlic, peeled and minced.
  • Chop the green onions, keeping the head and leaves separate.
  • Shrimp peeled, black thread, cut off the head. If using large shrimp, they need to be cut in half.
  • Marinate shrimp with ½ teaspoon salt, ⅓ teaspoon MSG, 1 teaspoon red onion, 1 teaspoon onion head, mix well, marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Wood ear mushrooms soak in hot water to bloom, wash and chop finely.
  • Squid pulls out the head, takes the ink tube, removes the eyes, washes it, and cuts it into small, thin circles.
  • Minced meat, marinated with ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of MSG, 1 teaspoon of shallot, ½ teaspoon of salt, wood ear, a little pepper, mix well.
  • Grind rice with a little water, sieve through a filter until smooth.


Step 2: Stir-fry the Banh Khot

  • Heat a pan and sauté the onion and garlic.
  • Then add the shrimp and fry until cooked, then scoop out and set aside.
  • Repeat the same with minced meat and squid (fry each separately, do not overcook).

Step 3: Instructions for Making Banh Khot Dough

  • Put rice flour, milled rice, fried flour, turmeric powder, 500ml of filtered water, 100ml of coconut milk into a large bowl.
  • Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.
  • Let the dough rest for about 1 hour.
  • Use a sieve to filter the flour until smooth.
  • Then add eggs, 1 teaspoon sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon MSG into the flour and stir to dissolve.

Making Banh Khot

Step 4: How to Cook Coconut Water to Make Banh Khot

  • Pour the remaining 100ml of coconut milk into the pot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch and stir until powder is dissolved.
  • North on the stove, cook on low heat, stir until the coconut milk thickens.
  • Add a little salt, stir a little more and then turn off the heat.

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Step 5: Instructions for Pouring Banh Khot Dough

  • Heat the cake pan on high heat and then slowly lower the heat to low.
  • Pour a little cooking oil into each small mold and coat it evenly.
  • Heat oil, pour dough into ⅓ mold.
  • When the dough is cooked, add a little oil to the edge of the mold, then pour another layer of flour.
  • The second layer of flour is cooked, add a little coconut milk, green onions and add a little more flour.
  • Then multiply on top.
  • Close the lid of the mold, cook on low heat.
  • When the cake is golden, turn it over.
  • Wait until the dough is fully cooked and then take it out.
  • Do this until you run out of dough and filling.

Finished Products

  • Khot cake needs to have a light crispy shell and a spongy inside.
  • The filling is bold, moderately sweet.
  • You should use it as soon as the cake is still hot, served with raw vegetables, the sweet and sour fish sauce will help increase the flavor of Banh Khot.