Banh Xeo, Vietnamese Omelette

Banh Xeo(pronounced as "Bain Seo") is famous southern Vietnamese dish.
Usually cookbook says this as "Vietnamese Omelette" but they are made without egg, so NOT REALLY AN OMELETTE.
You might know "Okonomi-yaki(お好み焼き)" if you are a big fan of Japanese food.
Banh Xeo is famous for "Vietnamese Okonomi-yaki" in Japan.
What this is so yellow even without egg, the answer is "Turmeric", The best anti-aging spice.
This is healthy alternative for your dinner.

ingredient(serve 2)
[Banh Xeo]
60g Tapioca Flour
75g Plain Flour
1tsp Turmeric Powder
A good pinch of Salt
250ml Coconut Milk(I am using TCC Brand)
250ml Water

300g Pork Slice
20 Raw Prawn(deshelled)
1tbsp Fish Sauce
1tbsp Rice Wine
1/2tsp Sugar
150g Sprout

A Lettuce
Few Coriander Stalk
Dipping Sauce(Nuoc Mam Cham) *refer here to make

1, Mix tapioca flour, plain flour, turmeric, salt in a bowl and make a well in the centre.
Pour coconut milk first, and gradually add water and mix well.(dough should be watery, not like pancake)
Let the dough rest for 15minutes.

2, Meanwhile, you can slice the pork in 3mm~5mm thickness and marinate with fish sauce and rice wine and sugar set aside.

3, Heat frypan in a med-high heat, add about 2 tsp of oil.
when its hot enough, add pork and fry until it get nicely brown. Once pork is done, remove them to a bowl then add prawn into the frypan and fry for 30sec, set aside.

4, Heat frypan, preferably non-stick one in medium heat.
Pour about a small soup ladle of the banh xeo mixture(1) then quickly spread around in the pan.
Place cooked pork and prawn(2) on the half side of the banh xeo and also put 1 handful of sprout on top, cook for 4~5 minutes.
Using spatula or food turner to fold banh xeo in half, cover the filling and cook for 2 minutes, then flip it, cook for another 2 minutes to crunchy it up.

5, This is how you eat. Take about 2 bites of Banh Xeo and wrap it with lettuce leaf(I always add few stalk of coriander too), dip into nuoc mam cham(sweet and sour dip) and enjoy.
I can easily finish A LETTUCE with Banh Xeo.

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