Vietnamese Banh Gio

Vietnamese Banh Gio are a traditional snack that are packed with flavor. These delicious steamed dumplings are full of unique ingredients that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Made with rice flour and filled with shrimp, pork, mushrooms, and quail eggs, these dumplings have a signature crunchy texture and vibrant taste. One bite and you won’t be able to resist the flavors of this classic Vietnamese snack.

Banh Gio are typically served with a side of Vietnamese fish sauce for dipping. If you don’t have access to the original fish sauce, a soy sauce or plum sauce will also work. You can also dress them up with a sprinkle of scallions or even a bit of black sesame. Whether for a party appetizer or for a quick snack, Banh Gio are sure to please.


– 1 ½ cups glutinous rice flour

– 1 Tablespoon tapioca flour

– Salt

– 2 ounces of shrimp, chopped

– 2 ounces of ground pork

– 2 ounces of mushrooms, chopped

– 2 quail eggs, minced

– 2 Tablespoons finely minced scallions


1. In a bowl, mix together the glutinous rice flour, tapioca flour, and salt. Slowly add hot water to the bowl and mix until it forms a smooth dough.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the shrimp, pork, mushrooms, quail eggs, and scallions.

3. To assemble the banh gio, take a small piece of the prepared dough and flatten it into a disc. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center then fold the disc to enclose the filling. Gently press the edges together to close the dumpling then shape it into a triangle.

4. Fill the steamer with water and bring to a boil. Place the banh gio on the steamer rack and cover with the lid. Steam for around 15 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.

5. Serve hot with a side of Vietnamese fish sauce and enjoy!