Quang Binh pancake is famous as a specialty cake in the Central region. For more places to sell delicious Quang Binh pancakes as well as how to make simple pancakes at home, let’s find out through the article below!

Visitors to Quang Binh without once visiting Quang Binh’s specialty pancakes must have missed a unique dish of this countryside. Banh xeo dish impresses diners with the distinctive red color of brown rice and its irresistible delicious taste right at the first bite.

1.1. What is the difference between Quang Binh pancakes compared to other places?

Banh xeo is considered as one of the national dishes in Vietnam. However, not all regions are the same, each place will have its own characteristics and recipes. Pancakes – a specialty of Quang Binh with a completely unique processing, has left an impression on many diners when enjoying. 

Quang Binh pancakes choose red rice flour, also known as brown rice, as the main ingredient. Then mix together with chopped shallots to create a distinct color and flavor. Another unique feature is that brown rice pancakes have no shrimp, meat, or squid fillings, which means it has no filling inside. However, it still attracts most Quang Binh tourists because of this “disruptive feature”.

1.2. How to eat the best pancakes 

In addition to eating Quang Binh pancakes with raw vegetables like regular pancakes, people also eat them with banana fish and a bowl of salad in the style of “very” Quang Binh. 

The salad will include bean sprouts, sesame seeds and rocket vegetables. The dipping sauce plays an important role in whether the pancakes taste good or not. A bowl of “standard” sauce must have: chili, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, lemon, etc. to create moderate acidity.

If you still wonder where to eat banh xeo in Quang Binh, please refer to the restaurants that are highly appreciated by tourists below: 

  • Aunt Hoa’s shop: In Thanh Tan village, Quang Hoa commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh

My aunt has been a longtime pancake maker, so the cakes at the shop are extremely delicious. Those who visit the shop not only enjoy delicious food but also hear interesting stories about Quang Binh from their aunt. 

  • Tu Quy cakes: 17 Co Tam, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

First of all, the restaurant space is cool and clean. The dipping sauce here is special, fragrant with shrimp, mixed with peanuts and fried onions. Here, besides selling banh chung, there are also banh beo, Quang Hoa pancakes and delicious grilled spring rolls.

  • Ly Ly shop: 11A Co Tam, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

This is also one of the famous Dong Hoi pancake shops specializing in serving tourists. Brown rice pancakes are molded in flavor, just eaten, but the dipping sauce is a bit salty for my taste.

  • Co Nam restaurant: 13 Tran Hung Dao, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

The banh xeo here is somewhat like banh chung with a thicker crust. In my opinion, the dipping sauce she made was quite delicious and flavorful. However, the pancakes here are not served with rice paper, but use rice paper dipped in water like regular pancakes. The price here is also affordable, only from 10,000 – 30,000 VND / serving.

  • Thuy Phuong shop: 09 Co Tam, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

The restaurant is highly appreciated by the friendly owner, fast service staff and carefully selected ingredients, so you can rest assured to enjoy. 

  • Ms. Van’s shop: 82 Le Thanh Dong, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

The restaurant is quite clean and spacious. Quang Binh pancakes here look very attractive, you won’t be bored if you eat a lot. The price here is affordable, ranging from 15,000 – 30,000 VND / serving.

  • Co Nam pancakes: 13 Tran Hung Dao, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh 

Similar to the above shops, Co Nam pancakes are famous for making super delicious brown rice pancakes with affordable prices. You can eat 2-3 servings at the same time but the price is only from 50,000 – 80,000 VND. 


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The fragrant aftertaste of brown rice served with mannequins and banana fish will certainly bring a unique taste of the countryside in Quang Binh. If you have the opportunity to visit this “cave kingdom”, you should definitely not miss the specialty of Quang Binh pancakes and many other attractive dishes.