Pork Rolling Cakes

Bánh Cuốn

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    two-cake servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

By Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen and Elisa Ung

Published 2021

  • About

At Hy Vong, no dish ever came close to selling as well as our pork rolling cakes. It was the most difficult and labor-intensive dish Tung made at the restaurant. She could have simplified it—making thicker rice papers in a pan instead of in a steamer, and topping them with the meat instead of rolling them, for instance—but Tung never believed in compromising ingredients, q