A simple dish coming straight from Hue, Banh Bot Loc is made of rice flour with shrimp and meat inside. The clear flour gives the shrimp a beautiful shape and color inside the flour. Just sprinkle some fried onions and pour in some mixed fish sauce, and it is ready to serve.
The last time I was in Viet Nam, a lady was selling Banh Bot Loc in a stall. By the time I got to her, she only had one dish (five pieces) left. She could see that I liked it so much that she offered to go home to prepare more if I wanted more. Of course, I wanted more because her Banh Bot Loc was amazingly good. She made some extra cash that day and I was able to satisfy my craving for Banh Bot Loc so we were happy.