Bánh xèo, the crisp and delicate Vietnamese rice-flour-and-coconut-milk crêpes, are consistently top-notch at Lotus Garden, hounds say. Though susancinsf finds them addictive, she notes that LG’s version is not quite as coco-licious as the formerly great rendition at Binh Minh Quan (sadly gone downhill). Yummy Yummy is her second favorite.
bigwheel042 likes Lotus Garden’s, but prefers the version at Ngoc Mai.
Golden Era has surprisingly tasty vegan bánh xèo, says Windy (elsewhere, the filling often contains shrimp and pork).
And Bodega Bistro’s bánh xèo are good, says Robert Lauriston, if not great.
Lotus Garden [Bernal Heights]
3216 Mission Street, San Francisco
Binh Minh Quan [East Bay]
338 12th Street, Oakland
Yummy Yummy [Sunset]
1015 Irving Street, San Francisco
Ngoc Mai Restaurant [Tenderloin]
547 Hyde Street, San Francisco
Battambang [East Bay]
850 Broadway, Oakland
Golden Era Vegetarian [Tenderloin]
572 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Bodega Bistro [Tenderloin]
607 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Board Link: Great bánh xèo?