Kẹo Đậu Phộng – Sesame Peanut Candy, or Sesame Peanut Brittle is commonly found in every corner in Vietnam. Easy to make and fun, crispy, crunchy to eat, it’s a great treat for kids and adults to enjoy. Some Vietnamese like to roll it on top of rice crackers or rice paper, but I like [...]


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Lena on August 26th, 2011

The way Vietnamese eat yogurt is different from what Westeners know: after incubating the yogurt, we actually freeze them in small jars, the same size as baby food jars. Many Vietnamese families here in the US do save the baby food jars and use them to store their homemade yogurt. It might be surprising for [...]


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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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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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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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Lena on June 24th, 2011

Here in the US, we don’t have fresh jackfruit often, if we do happen to see them during the summer time at Vietnamese supermarkets, they are quite expensive. If you can use fresh jackfruit, it’s great, otherwise, you can substitute with canned jackfruit in syrup, it turns out great as well. Vietnamese smoothie often adds [...]


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This Sweet Soup is quick to make and ideal for a pot luck party when you don’t have much time to prepare and still want to contribute something nice to share. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare, and you have a wonderful dessert. In the summer time when fruits are in the season, you [...]


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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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