A: Hello and welcome to VOV 24/7’s Food Delight. We’re A and B. And we’re so excited to share with you a range of cooking tips on today’s program.
B: Hello guys and gals. Banh Trang Nuong, or Grilled rice crackers is one of the most popular street snacks for students and teenagers in Vietnam. You can grab it at almost any street corners along the way home.
A: Yup. The image of a lady sitting on the footpath grilling rice crackers over little charcoal braziers has become so familiar to many people. The most ok thing about the snack is its price, which is just around 50 US cents.
|The combination of various ingredients makes a perfect afternoon treat, or anytime you feel the urge for some tasty snack. (Photo: tintuctonghop247.net)
B: We met Mrs. Le Thi Hoa, a street vendor who has been making Grilled rice crackers for years.
A: She now reveals the necessary ingredients for the snack.
“Making grilled rice crackers is not complicated. The toppings include green onion, fried onion, stir-fried pork, fried shrimps, and fresh quail eggs. You can use chicken egg instead or add sausage if you like. The ingredients may vary depending on your taste,” Mrs. Hoa said.
A: According to Mrs. Hoa, the rice paper should be of medium thickness. Both chicken egg and quail egg are acceptable but quail egg appears to be more delicious.
B: If you make this cake at home but don’t have a charcoal stove, you can use a gas stove in the medium heat instead.
“All you need to do is spreading the toppings I’ve listed over the rice paper and grill over char coal. You should use no more than 2 or 3 quail eggs or the cake will be lumpy or not crispy as expected. When grilling, I use a spoon or a pair of chopstick to spread the ingredients well over the rice papers. This dish takes just a few minutes to make. I strongly suggest it be served hot,” Mrs. Hoa added.
|The image of a lady sitting on the footpath grilling rice crackers over little charcoal braziers has become so familiar to many people. (Photo: wikidulich.org)
A: Congratulations, we’ve just finished one of the amazing Vietnamese snack recipes.
B: The grilled rice crackers are crispy and super hot outside and deliciously soft inside. The combination of various ingredients makes a perfect afternoon treat, or anytime you feel the urge for some tasty snack.
B: You can fold the cake in half and enjoy it with chili and tamarind sauce. If you make this at home, feel free to add some beef jerky, butter, cheese, or even paté, mayonnaise, and shallot.
B: Let we know the result by taking a photo of the finished grilled rice crackers you made and tag us at VOV5 English Service, hashtag VOV#FOODDELIGHT#ICANCOOK#.
A: In short, with the above simple “banh trang nuong” recipe, we believe that you will succeed in making it. Good luck and wish you a great appetite