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Jul 11, 2008 01:25 PM

Bahn Xeo (MSP)

Anyone know where to get Bahn Xeo (vietnamese crepe) in the Twin Cities? I've been here a year, but haven't come across it yet.

Thanks a lot.

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  1. I love Bahn Xeo! It's perfect on a hot summer day. In fact, I think I know what I'm having for dinner tonight...

    I've had this lovely dish at Jasmine Orchid (slightly unusual/upscale, but very tasty) and Bona Restaurant (their version can be a bit greasy, but I love it anyway).

    And I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Pho Tau Bay.


    Pho Tau Bay
    2837 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Jasmine 26 Restaurant & Bar
    8 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN

    Bona Vietnamese Restaurant
    815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      Anne - Thank you so much! I can't wait to check these places out, my wife will be delighted - she loooves Bahn Xeo!

      1. re: AnneInMpls

        Oops! Correction: I typed "Jasmine Orchid" in my post, but I meant "Jasmine 26 Restaurant and Bar" - the most upscale of the three Jasmine places. (Alas, Jasmine Orchid, which is just a mile from my house in Stadium Village, doesn't have Bahn Xeo on the menu.)

        At least I entered the right Places link...


      2. I know you can also get it at Hoa Bien (University and Lexington in St. Paul)

        1. I noticed that they were on the menu at Ruam Mit Thai (obviously this is a Thai restaurant, and not Vietnamese, but all the same, they were on the menu)

          Ruam Mit Thai Cafe
          475 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

          1. Correction to my post above: Pho Tau Bay does *not* have Bahn Xeo on the menu. At least, not that I could find. (They do, however, have a very nice green papaya salad with dried beef.)


            P.S. As long as I'm bumping this thread, I'll add Places links for Hoa Bien and Ruam Mit Thai.

            Ruam Mit Thai Cafe
            475 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

            Hoa Bien Vietnamese Restaurant
            1129 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

            1. After updating this thread yesterday, I was so hungry for Bahn Xeo that I headed to Hoa Bien for dinner. I can report that their version is EXCELLENT! It was the highlight of my day.

              And it was the best version that I've had - so far - in the Twin Cities. That is, considering Bona, Jasmine 26, and Hoa Bien, I'd recommend Hoa Bien as the best.