Banh Xeo 46A (Saigon, Vietnam)

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Banh Xeo 46A seems to appear in every site and book related to food in Saigon.  While banh xeo isn't one of my favorite Vietnamese foods, I figured maybe eating it in Vietnam would change my mind.   

I was not prepared for the heat here.  I was expecting something more humid, but it was 90F and mostly dry heat.  I took every chance I could to drink something cool.  This time was an avocado shake, which was thick, but still sweet and refreshing.

I was sort of prepared that Banh Xeo 46A would be a little touristy, but I was not prepared for the Americanized sized portions.  An order of fried egg rolls yielded 8 large pieces, about half the size of my hand.

The egg rolls were crispy and delicious, and especially refreshing with the lettuce and herbs around it.

Nuoc mam (fish sauce) dipping sauce for the egg rolls and the banh xeo.
The banh xeo followed suit with its monterous sized portion.  It was larger than any banh xeo I'd ever come across and could easily feed a three people.  The egg crepe was filled with shrimp (with their shells on), bean sprouts, and slices of pork.  Although it was crispy, I found this banh xeo to be much too oily and lacking much flavor.

The lettuce and herbs to wrap the banh xeo and egg rolls.

Address:                   Banh Xeo 46A
                                  46A D Dinh Cong Trang
                                  District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Type:                         Vietnamese

Popular chomps:      banh xeo

Chomp worthy:         egg rolls 

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