I love banh cuon, a Vietnamese snack-meal of steamed starch sheets wrapped (usually) around a pork and mushroom filling. So when I find a resto that is dedicated to this delicious dish, well I go a bit bananas in the head, but only for a little while. If you’re up on St Clair west definitely check them out!
Banh Cuon Pho Ga
1772 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario, M6N 1J3, (416-651-3771)
1 scant Tbsp peanut oil
large hearty pinch cumin seeds whole
very small pinch fennel seeds
some chopped ginger
-fry out on med heat until beginning to brown nicely then add:
3-4 med fingerling potatoes, cut in to 4-5 rounds each
water to cover
generous shake of turmeric
1 Tbsp tomato paste
-cover and cook on med heat till the potatoes are tender and the water is mostly evaporated, how much you reduce it will depend on wheather you want a soupy dish or not.
-definitely serve with yogurt, perhaps with chopped chilies, more chopped ginger, chopped dill or mint, hot sauce, toasted crushed almonds or hazelnuts