Banh xeo, Vietnamese pancakes are irresistible: prawn, pork, onion, sprouts, mushroom wrapped in light crispy shell.  These shells are lightly burnt which you won’t find in restaurants, but I simply adore them like this.  That’s one of the benefits of having your mum cook for you.. I can ask for exactly what I want.

These pancakes are broken, wrapped with lettuce and other mints then dip in chilli fish sauce… delicious!

I took these pics as my banh xeo was being cooked:

Filling cooked first…
Batter for shell mixed ready to add to pan
batter and filling mixed… batter cooks and forms shell
eating directions: wrapped with lettuce and mints dipped in fish sauce