Banh trang cuon thit heo

The name says it all. It’s as simple as rolling dry pancake with pork and some vegetables, dipping in the sauce and eat. How easy is that! So, what makes this dish one of the most special and must-try dishes of Danang? The answer lies in 3 things:

1- The pork: There are fat at both ends of a slice.   
2- The sauce: click here to learn more about Anchovy fish sauce (mắm nêm)
3- The greens: include more than 10 different kinds of herbs such as lettuce, Thai basils, peppermint, banana blossoms, etc.

Yes, it looks very simple. All you need is boiled pork, herbs, rice paper and anchovy fish sauce. So why bother going out to eat instead of making at home? I honestly can’t explain. Maybe because of the shops’ atmosphere or special fish sauce that can’t be replicated at home. Maybe out of laziness. Or maybe because when you’re craved for that strong beautiful taste and smell, you’d feel like you HAVE to get it as soon as possible. 

Basically for many dishes you’d roll like this, but Banh trang cuon thit heo, it’s slightly different. There is one more layer of triangle rice flour (which looks like Pho before being cut into strings) to add to the rice paper before inserting vegetables and pork. Small trick: put the rice paper right on top of the rice flour and quickly take it out, one piece of the rice flour with stick together with the rice paper. 

Boiled pork (with fat at both ends) 

Roasted pork


1. Mậu 2 – 156 2/9 street. Very original, the best banh trang cuon thit heo in Danang.
2. TRAN II – 334 Hai Phong – 39.000 VND (normal pork) or 50.000 VND (roasted pork) per serve. Tran II is spacious, clean, with very nice and professional staffs. They provide a huge amount of vegetables for each serve and the sauce is delicious. However, the pork is often cut too thinly which is a big minus.

WHEN: Lunch, dinner

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