Literally translating to "sizzling cake," the namesake dish of Banh Xeo Quan is a crepe-like delicacy originally from southern Vietnam. Deriving its bright yellow hue from turmeric, each half moon-shaped crispy pancake at this daytime-only Rosemead specialist comes stuffed with shrimp and pork, fish filet or a vegan-friendly mix of mushrooms and mung beans. Served with lettuce, herbs and nuoc cham, the banh xeo here is easily the best in Los Angeles. Best ordered to go (there's basically zero atmosphere inside, and opening hours are extremely limited), each one feeds one or even two people—but if you're on the hungrier side, there's four other well-executed homestyle menu items to take home, including the delicious Cornish hen over tomato rice and a warm, comforting bowl of egg noodle soup topped with duck.
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