These Bánh Xéo Vietnamese Pancakes are made with Lowlander 0.00% Wit alcohol-free beer in the batter and are filled with bean sprouts, shiitake, mint and coriander. The dish is light and refreshingly spicy and is best enjoyed with a bottle of Lowlander 0.00% Wit!


  • 100 g rice flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 125 ml water
  • 65 ml Lowlander 0.00% Wit
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 50 g (vegetarian) bacon strips
  • 125 g shiitake, stalks removed and cut into strips
  • ¼ piece of bok choy, cut
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 125 g bean sprouts
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 lime in wedges
  • Oil


  1. Mix the rice flour in a bowl together with the cumin powder and a pinch of salt
  2. Stir in the water little by little.
  3. Add the beer and spring onions and stir into to a smooth batter.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon bits.
  5. After a minute add the shitake, ginger and the bok choy. Sauté for about 2 minutes and set aside in a bowl.
  6. On medium heat spoon ¼ of the shiitake mixture into the pan.
  7. Pour in some batter and quickly tilt & rotate the pan so the batter is evenly spread.
  8. Add ¼ of the bean sprouts, and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes, or until bean sprouts are slightly cooked. The batter should also be slightly cooked and transparent around the edges.
  9. Remove the lid, lower heat to medium and sprinkle ¼ of the mint and coriander over the pancake.
  10. Wait for the crêpe to become crisp. Fold in half, transfer to a plate keep warm under aluminum foil while you make the other pancakes.
  11. Serve with lime wedges and soy sauce or fish sauce with some finely chopped red pepper.