Banh Xeo with Sizzling Chilli Lemongrass Beef Nuoc Cham Dip

Banh Xeo with Sizzling Chilli Lemongrass Beef Nuoc Cham Dip

Posted 2014-07-17 by chef@homefollow
Banh Xeo is a Vietnamese street snack of savoury coconut crepe. This crepe will be served with Sizzling Vietnamese Chilli Lemongrass Beef fillings, along with Nuoc Cham dip.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

200g beansprouts, blanched
a handful coriander leaves

Rice Batter
2 cups rice flour
2 tbsp plain flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup coconut milk
3 scallions, thinly sliced

600g rump steak
1 tsp cornstarch
1 stick lemongrass
1 thumb-size piece ginger, peeled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 shallot, peeled
1 red chilli
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce

Nuoc Cham
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
3 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 chilli, thinly sliced

  • Make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

  • Prepare the marinade. In a food chopper, place the lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chilli, shallot, sugar, fish sauce & oyster sauce. Blitz until they are finely chopped.

  • Coat the steak in cornstach then the marinade. Leave to marinate in the fridge until needed.

  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add water and coconut milk and whisk until mixture is smooth.
  • Strain through sieve if there are lumps. Set batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or BBQ on high.
  • Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes each side for medium. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest before slicing.

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Ladle 1/2 cup of batter to the pan, swirl to coat the pan evenly. Cook until bottom turns light brown and crispy, carefully flip with a soft spatula and leave to cook for another 10 seconds.
  • Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  • To serve, place crepe on a plate, top with beansprouts, coriander leaves and beef slices; with dips on the side.

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