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Taro and Prawn Cakes (Banh Cong)

We will show you in this video how to make Taro and Prawn Cakes (Banh Cong)


What You Need:


  • 1¼ cups plain flour

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 4 (200 g) baby taro, grated and peeled

  • vegetable oil

  • 20 (300 g) prawns

  • coral lettuce leaves and coriander leaves


Dipping sauce


  • 2 red bird’s-eye chillies

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 3 tsp fish sauce


Here’s how you make Taro and Prawn Cakes (Banh Cong)


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl then set aside for later. (Dipping Sauce)

  2. In a large bowl, Add the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda.Make a well and  add in about 3 ¼ cups of water and the egg. Whisk the mixture until turned into a batter then mix in the taro.

  3. Pre- heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Put enough oil to deep fry.In a laddle fill in half of laddle with the batter, toss in 2 prawns on top and plunge into the boiling oil, cook until golden brown. Using a spoon carefully run around the edge of the ladle to release the cake, turn over and cook for another few minutes and drain the excess oil with a strainer.

  4. Place in a serving plate and garnish with lettuce and  coriander leaves together with the dipping sauce you made earlier.



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