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Vietnamese omelet

Crispy Vietnamese omelet

This Vietnamese classic is light, fluffy and makes the best lunch!
Prep Time 5 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4


Omelet batter

  • 2 tbsp ground chia or flax
  • 4 tbsp warm water
  • 1.5 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 scallions thinly chopped


  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-3 cups fresh bean sprouts

Dipping sauce

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar (raw, brown)


  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 scallions chopped
  • 4 lettuce leaves (romaine)
  • 1 cup pickled carrots and daikon


Prepare the omelet

  • Mix the ground flax or chia seeds with the warm water. Stir and set aside.
  • Pour the rice flour, turmeric powder, garlic powder, sea salt and mix in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the coconut milk and water and stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Chop the scallion and add to the batter. Stir.
  • Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the filling

  • Sautee the onions in a little oil until translucent.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms. Season with some salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the mushrooms are cooked and the juices have evaporated. Set aside.

Make the omelet

  • Heat a frying pan with a little oil on medium to high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, pour a ladle of batter and quickly swirl it around the pan to make a thin and even layer.
  • Let it cook until the edges start to crisp.
  • Add some mushroom filling and some of the fresh bean sprouts on one half of the omelet and flip the other side over. Cook on medium heat for another minute.
  • Flip it for a minute. Serve immediately.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce, a few lettuce leaves, cucumber slices, some fresh cilantro and mint and a side of pickled vegetables.
Keyword Asian crepes, Banh xeo, eggless omelet, Gluten-free crepe, Vietnamese omelet
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