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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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

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

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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Continue reading about Lotus Seed and Longan Sweet Soup – Chè Hạt Sen Nhãn Nhục

Lena on February 2nd, 2011

This is a Vietnamese version of pancake or crepe. Unlike any Western pancakes or crepes you know, this Vietnamese version of pancakes are not soft in texture. The final pancake is very crispy, in facts, the crispier the better. The pancakes should pan fried over very high heat in order to turn out crispy. They [...]

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