Lettuce was on sale last week so we made savoury fried pancakes called banh xeo. It’s a Vietnamese dish, but people also eat it in Cambodia too. We’ve written about the dish before. Making banh xeo is very time-consuming because each one has to be carefully made. After lunch, Mom started making them ahead of time so that we could all eat at the same time.
We had a bunch of herbs on the table. The top fuzzy herb was brought by my grandma, but she didn’t plant it in her garden. Is it a weed? Hahaa! It turned out to be flavourless. I have no clue how this grew in her garden.
This spade herb is called the stinky-fish herb. It really smells like dead fish. It’s so weird and fascinating at the same time. Not everyone likes it. It’s an acquired taste.
There were other herbs and sliced cucumbers too.
The first banh xeo meal of the summer is always so enjoyable!