[Ho Chi Minh City] Banh Cuon – Delicious Rice Rolls

One of my favourite snacks in Saigon is Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls). It is a popular local breakfast item and is similar to Singapore’s Chee Cheong Fun.

Banh Cuon is typically served with bean sprouts and Vietnamese pork sausage (Cha Lua).


[Left - Banh Cuon] The rice flour skin is very thin (much more delicate than the typical Chee Cheong Fun’s skin) and smooth. The fillings consisted of minced pork , black fungus & shallots.

[Right - Cha Lua] The Vietnamese sausage is an interesting variation to the ones we are familiar with. Cha Lua is made of pork and starch – It has a unique taste and texture.  I can hardly taste the meat inside – most likely the starch content is very high. I will be happy just to have my Banh Cuon plain with the dipping sauce (I think it’s a combination of fish sauce, water, sugar & chili) .

Look at this plump morsel of rice roll bursting with ingredients. Simple but delicious – I can have this everyday.

A big thank you to my colleague who went to the best shop in town to buy this for me. Details of the shop in the above photo. Do try it – I’m sure you will return for more.

5 Responses to [Ho Chi Minh City] Banh Cuon – Delicious Rice Rolls

  1. [...] Viet Cafe and Restaurant was my second stop in this series because they sells banh cuon (steamed rice rolls)! Le Viet is located under the Peranakan hotel (very near Al Forno). Love the pretty white and [...]

  2. [...] come back to try the other restaurants in little Vietnam – I need to find my dearly missed banh cuon (Steamed rice rolls) and com hen (Rice with baby [...]

  3. Lyra says:

    Ugh. It’s so far from my place! Hope to try that one of these days!

  4. [...] BANH CUON (Steamed Rice Rolls) – I finally found this dearly-missed Vietnamese version of ‘Chee Cheong Fun’! Caphe East is the only Vietnamese eatery in Singapore which I found serving this lovely treat so far. [...]

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