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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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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Continue reading about How to Make Vietnamese Tapioca Dumplings – Bánh Bột Lọc Trần

Bánh Canh is the staple of Vietnamese homemade noodle soup. To make sure its freshness, the noodles are home made from different ingredients: wheat flour, tapioca starch, rice flour or a mix of tapioca and rice flour. The flour, whether lightly marinated or not, is kneaded into a dough, pinching off and hand forming into [...]

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Continue reading about Savoring Vietnamese Homemade Noodle Soup – Bánh Canh Nam Phổ

Chả Lụa, Vietnamese Pork Sausage, is also called Pork Pâté. Although it is similar to the French idea of pâté, it contains no cognac or herbs and is more delicate in flavor and texture. To increase the fragrance, it is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until cooked. It is excellent served sliced in Vietnamese [...]

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Tây Hồ, the West Lake area of Hanoi is famously known for the steamed rice cakes (Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ) and prawn and sweet potato cakes called Bánh Tôm Tây Hồ. If you have ever been there, the place is always packed with diners who enjoy this tasty dish. They also serve the steamed rice [...]

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Continue reading about How to Make Prawn and Sweet Potato Cakes – Bánh Tôm Tây Hồ

This is a great side dish to eat with rice that won’t get you bored easily. The savory butter tender flesh of the smoky eggplant is sweetened with dipping fish sauce and covered with fragrant scallion oil and fried shallots, it makes a real gem of the dish. To accelerate the cooking time of the [...]

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Continue reading about How to Make Grilled Eggplant with Shallot and Chili – Cà Tím Nướng Mỡ Hành

This dish is one of the classic imperial Hue dishes, the small rice pancakes have a shape of water fern (Bèo in Vietnamese). The name Bánh Bèo comes after that, literally translated as water fern pancakes. The cake is white in color and featured with savory toppings of finely chopped dried of fresh shrimps, pork, [...]

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Continue reading about How to Make Vietnamese Steamed Rice Pancakes with Shrimp and Pork Rinds – Bánh Bèo

Strong tangy, spicy, sweet and sour tarmarind sauce, this dish is among one of the favorites from the south. Recipe for Prawns in Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Sauce – Tôm Rang Me: Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced [...]

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Sweet soup, Chè is a very popular Vietnamese dessert. In this version of Chè, buttery lotus seeds are combined with longans, a tropical fruit similar to lychees, producing a slightly smoky vanilla flavor. Our elders believe this help sooth their sleep and clear their thoats. For me, when serving cold, it’s a cool dessert for [...]

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