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Vietnamese Pizza (Banh Trang Nuong)

This Vietnamese pizza is a traditional street food from the streets of Da Lat. It includes rice paper as the pizza dough and eggs as the "tomato sauce".
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: banh trang nuong, banh trang nuong recipe, vietnamese pizza, vietnamese pizza recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Becca Du

Ingredients

Ground Pork Topping

Scallion Oil

Other Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare your toppings.

  • Ground pork: Mix all the ingredients for the ground pork and brown in a large pan until the pork is cooked through. Set aside.
  • Scallion oil: Heat vegetable oil over high heat until hot (1-2 minutes). Pour over minced green onions and set aside.
  • Eggs: Whisk eggs and set aside.

Now you're ready to make your pizzas!

  • Make sure your toppings are prepped and accessible nearby. Heat your grill pan over high heat until it is hot.
  • Take 2 rice papers. Wet one side of one and press the other one on top. Place both on the grill pan.
  • Use the back of a spoon to press the rice papers onto the grill pan. Move the spoon in a circular motion to make sure all parts of the rice paper have even exposure to the heat and no air bubbles form between the rice papers. Because the rice paper is dry, it won’t want to lie flat, so moving the spoon in a circular motion will get it to lie flat on the pan.
  • Cook the rice papers until they turn white and opaque. Once it becomes opaque, you can now place your toppings on the pizza.
  • With the rice paper still on the grill pan, smear 2-3 spoonfuls of scallion oil. Follow with 2-3 spoonfuls of whisked eggs. Use your spoon to smear the scallion oil and eggs, so it covers the entire rice paper. Cook for ~10 seconds.
  • Add 2-3 spoonfuls of the ground pork. Remove from the grill pan.
  • Drizzle sriracha and kewpie mayonnaise on top. Finish it off with fried shallots.
  • Repeat this process until you run out of rice paper or toppings.

Notes

  • What if I don't have a grill pan? - If you don't have a grill pan, you can use a cast iron skillet or a wok.
  • Test the heat of the grill pan  - Use the first 2 rice papers to test the heat of your grill pan. If the grill pan isn't hot enough, it will take more than a minute for the rice paper to become opaque, and it won't get that crispy texture you want.
  • Press the rice paper down in a circular motion - Since you add water to one rice paper, it will curl up. Use the back of a spoon to press the rice papers into the grill pan in a circular motion. The goal of this method is to distribute the heat evenly throughout the rice papers and prevent any air bubbles from forming. You want a nice flat crispy surface before adding your toppings.
  • Use an actual charcoal grill - Like I mentioned above, this dish is traditionally made over a charcoal grill, so I would highly recommend using one if you can. You get a much crispier pizza using a charcoal grill because the heat is more intense and distributed more evenly.
  • Customize your toppings to your tastes - Like Western pizzas, you can use any topping you want for this pizza recipe. The only required ingredients are the rice paper and the eggs. Everything else is your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg