Lena on July 20th, 2011

Flan is a sweet custard dessert, in Vietnamese, we call it bánh flan or kem flan. The dish is eaten throughout the world. After chilling the flans, make sure to serve them within 24 hours while the flans are still fresh and have a crunch in them, otherwise the caramel will liquify. The recipe below [...]


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Lena on July 14th, 2011

Bánh Bao is a Chinese steamed bun dumpling, but we Vietnamese grow up and enjoy this dish very much. It is sold at Vietnamese market, Vietnamese fast food store, Chinese, Vietnamese restaurants, and virtually you can find it everywhere there is an Asian community. Simply, it’s convenient: you can eat it for breakfast, for snack, [...]


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Fried Glutinous Sticky Rice Dumpling is another version of the sticky rice dumplings. In this version, you enjoy a delicious soft, chewy, sticky dumpling sitting on the top of a crispy base. Top with some minced shrimp, pork, and fragrant scallion oil, dipping into the fish sauce, you have a really tasty and wonderful appetizer [...]


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When I was a young kid in Vietnam, this was my favorite snack during the school break. We kids didn’t have a lot of money, a warm crispy hollow bread was a wonderful treat that would made us really happy to enjoy. We sometimes happily broke it in half, three, or even quarters to share [...]


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Vietnamese bread is similar to French bread. Learn the skill to make your own bread at home. You’ll find out how easy it is to bake it. To make Vietnamese sandwiches, you can make smaller loaves, about 5 loaves for the same ingredients. French Bread Recipe: Ingredients: 1 tbsp yeast + warm water to activate [...]


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This delicious Vietnamese layer cake resembles the look of the pig skin, the name “Bánh Da Lợn” comes after that, literally translated as “pig skin cake”. This Vietnamese steamed layer cake is made from tapioca starch, rice flour, mashed mung beans, coconut milk, and sugar with pandan and vanilla flavors. It is sweet and gelatinously [...]


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Tapioca dumpling is also called clear roll cake or bánh bột lọc in Vietnamese, is one of beloved classic Hue dishes. The small dumplings are filled with shrimp and pork, topped with fragrant scallion oil and served with spicy lime fish sauce. There are two versions of this dish, one is called bánh bột lọc [...]


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Tapioca flour is abundant in Vietnam, and it’s commonly used in Vietnamese kitchen to make several tasty dishes. In this post, I introduce you to our beloved Vietnamese Tapioca Bread, which is called Bánh Bò in Vietnamese. The texture of the bread is a bit crunchy from the tapioca starch, with a deep flavor of [...]


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Lena on May 6th, 2011

This rice sweet snack is very popular; both children and adults alike love this delicious, chewy treat. We call it “Cốm” or “Bánh Cốm” in Vietnamese, and it can actually make from any puffed cereal. It’s really easy to make and fun to eat. Dig in! Ingredients: 3 tbsp butter 1 10-oz package mini marshmallows [...]


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Lena on April 17th, 2011

I love banana bread. It’s a great bread to have around, it can be served for breakfast, afternoon, evening snack or it can be used as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream. The important thing to note is that you need to use ripe banana, I meant very ripe banana, you know, the kind [...]


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