Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Crepes)
You can add 1 to 2 chopped scallions to the crepe batter if desired. Substitute scallions for the shallots in the filling if preferred. You can also add sauteed mushrooms to the filling if you like.
For pork banh xeo: Substitute half of the shrimp with pork loin or pork belly cut in thin strips. Saute the shallots and garlic first, add the pork and cook until no longer pink, then add the shrimp.
For vegetarian banh xeo: Substitute shredded, fried tofu for the shrimp to make a vegetarian version. Add a variety of mushrooms to give it a meaty flavor. Use soy sauce instead of fish sauce.
For banh xeo with eggs: Beat 4 to 5 eggs and pour a little over each crepe after you add the batter to the skillet, but before you add the fillings. Cover the pan for about a minute to let the egg set, then continue with the filling ingredients.