Vietnam pizza: how to make a typical grilled rice paper

Vietnam pizza is a street food very famous for domestic and international tourists.

This pizza originates from Da Lat, but now you can find it in many regions of Vietnam.

The first Vietnamese pizza was simply a rice paper baked with oil and onion, but gradually, people have added a variety of ingredients to make this food extremely rich.

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Vietnam pizza | ©Vietnamdrive

Why do people call it Vietnam pizza?

The baked rice paper considered as a pizza in Vietnam comes from the form and the ingredients, which are similar to pizza from the distant Italian country.

The most obvious difference is the base of the cake. The base of pizza in Vietnam is a thin rice paper.

Specifically, a complete Vietnamese pizza when it arrives at diners is always hot with unique flavors and the yellow of the egg. And it also has the green – red – white color of other ingredients.

So, it looks more like a small version of Italian pizza, but it’s completely Vietnamese flavor and variation.

When cooking it, the chef places the base pizza on the ember or electricity oven (new way), and then scoop with eggs, and sprinkle various ingredients.

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An attractive pizza in Vietnam | ©Vietnamdrive

The way to make a basic Vietnamese pizza:

Vietnamdrive will guide you to make a grilled rice paper easily with simple ingredients that you can find around you.

Ingredients for Vietnamese pizza recipe:

These ingredients are to make one pizza.

  • 1 thin rice paper
  • 1.5 tablespoons of green spring onion after cutting
  • 2 tablespoon of dried-fried onion
  • 5 quails eggs or 1 chicken egg
  • Majoyainse, cooking oil, chili sauce
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Make it now:

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Grill Vietnamese pizza is very quick to do. In just a few minutes, you will get a flavorful one.

  1. Mix the ingredients

    Mix the egg and green spring onion in a blow
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  2. Place a rice paper on a stove

    Put the iron frame on the electric stove, and place a rice paper on it, not turn on the oven.

  3. Put the mixture on rice paper

    Spread the mixture of egg and onion on the rice paper, do it quickly

  4. Grilled the Vietnamese pizza

    Turn on the oven at a high temperature to grill it, and remember to turn around to avoid burningbake vietnam pizza

  5. Add other ingredients

    While grilling the rice paper after 1 minute, add dried-fried onion, mayonnaise, and chilies
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  6. Bake it carefully

    Continue baking until all things become light-yellow.

That is done!

Requires of Vietnamese pizza:

  • The pizza has a light yellow color.
  • All of the rice paper is baked well but not burned.
  • All ingredients stay balance on the rice paper and seem to combine together, not separated.
  • When eating Vietnamese pizza, it is crunchy, not tuff.

FAQ about making Vietnam pizza:

Should I use quail eggs or a chicken egg?

It is nice to use quail eggs because the taste and flavor come better. However, a chicken egg is an alternative when you cannot find quail ones.

How to do when I cannot find dried-fried onion?

When you cannot buy dried-fried onion, you can chop a white big onion and deeply fry it in cooking oil to get dried-fried pieces.

Can I use different toppings on Vietnam pizza?

Similar to Banh Mi, the pizza in Vietnam has an absolutely customizable ability. So, you can replace any toppings on it. However, you need to keep the balance of the ingredients to make a better taste and rich vitamin.

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Where can I find pizza in Vietnam?

You cannot order a Vietnamese pizza in luxury restaurants because it is real street food in Vietnam.

Only when walking along streets or alleys, you can find it in the small eateries. 

Actually, you cannot see any words of Vietnam pizza on the marketing board. You have to notice the Vietnamese name: Bánh Tráng Nướng, or Bánh Tráng Nướng Đà Lạt.

Typically, when you visit Da Lat City – the original place of Vietnam pizza, you can taste this great pizza at the night market or the small roads near Ho Xuan Huong Lake.

Noticeably, the Vietnamese pizza is also usually sold only after 3:00 pm. Possibly when Dalat is colder, and grilled food becomes the most attractive.

Gradually, in other cities, the sellers also have a habit to sell the grilled rice paper from that time point.

Who are the main fans of Vietnamese pizza?

Young people, especially students, are loyal fans of this unique Vietnamese pizza.

A pizza costs from 10,000 VND to 20,000 VND depending on the number of ingredients on the cake.

Its taste and color are also features that attract young people’s taste. And we, members of Vietnamdrive, are quite excited about this perfect pizza.

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Conclusion

The pizza in Vietnam has the complex aroma of many ingredients that blend perfectly, making it difficult to pass by.

Currently, this baked rice paper can be found in major cities like Hanoi, Saigon, Da Nang, and Hue City. But in only Da Lat, the home country of this dish, you can enjoy the most perfect and authentic flavor.

The Vietnamese pizza is the combination of a feeling of hot, greasy, and a little spicy that makes the cold wind in Dalat give you warm happiness.

If you have a chance to travel to Vietnam, do not forget to taste Vietnam pizza to compare it with Italian pizza.

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