Recipe: Imperial Bánh Bèo steamed cupcake

Banh Beo is  one of the best Vietnamese tasty and savory snacks for lunch or brunch.  Banh Beo is  mini silky cupcakes filled with savory mixture of shrimp, scallion oil, and served warm with  Nuoc Mam.  The batter is made of rice flour, and corn starch.

Empirical Banh Beo – by Jennie Tai, The Hungry Muse

Hue, the empirical city in central Vietnam, is famous for Banh Beo and Bun Bo Hue.  Hue’s grandma knows how to make the best Banh Beo.  Here, we’ll learn how to make Emperial Banh Beo (Hue) from Jennie Tai’s grandma:   “A quick recipe for Vietnamese ‘Bánh Bèo’ that you can make at home in less than 30 minutes with a large steaming pot and a few muffin tins.”  Link to the recipe.

Cooking Tips

  • In traditional Vietnamese food recipes, shrimps are often overcooked.  I suggest that we just stir fried chopped shrimp with garlic, onion and some salt and black pepper.
  • You can replace shrimp with ground pork, chicken or tofu.


  1. Recipe of Banh Beo    from Jennie Tai, thehungrymuse

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