Sometimes, while traveling, you discover foods which are so delicious that you will never again be happy without them. Banh cuon is one of those foods for me. The paper-thin rice flour pancake is prepared on a cloth covering a steaming pot of boiling water. Filled with ground pork and diced wood-ear mushroom, banh cuon is then chopped and topped with fried onions and chili.
If you want to eat your banh cuon like a pro, order up a side dish of cha lua, a delicious Vietnamese sausage. And don’t forget to rip up some mint leaves and throw them in with your nuoc cham, the tangy dipping sauce. Yum, my mouth is watering as I write this. I think I’m going to go have another one right now!!!