Recipe for Delicious Vietnamese-style Crispy Pancakes

vietnamese pancakes


  • 300g rice flour
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 300ml water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 purple onion
  • 200g fresh shrimp or dried shrimp
  • 100g pork or pork belly
  • A handful of herbs (coriander, Vietnamese balm, lime leaves, mint)
  • Some mung beans
  • Cooking oil


  1. Mix together the rice flour, coconut milk, water, turmeric powder, chili powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Ensure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  2. Cut the purple onion into long thin slices. Cut the pork or pork belly into thin slices.
  3. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the sliced onion and pork or pork belly and fry until the pork is cooked and the onion is golden brown.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan and fry until the shrimp are cooked. Then add the mung beans to the pan and stir well.
  5. Heat a little oil in another pan. Pour in a small amount of the batter mixture and top with some herbs.
  6. Cook the pancake for around 2-3 minutes until crispy. Then place it on a plate and serve with dipping sauce.

We hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious crispy pancakes!