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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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 10th, 2011

Xôi Vò is probably the most beloved sticky rice dish to Vietnamese. Vò means rolling through your hand. To eat this sticky rice dish, you roll and squeeze the sticky rice through your hand to form a ball and then eat it. It is usually accompanied with roasted duck or roasted pig. This dish is [...]

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Vietnamese have a strong influence from Cantonese cuisine, and Dim Sum is one of the favorite food we love from this cuisine. Great fun and tasty to eat, Há Cảo or Har Gow, the shrimp ball dumplings are one of my favorite dishes to order at a Dim Sum restaurant. For this recipe, I’m gonna [...]

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For poached chicken, choose the best quality chicken available for this recipe. Vietnamese prefer ‘Gà đi bộ’ or organic chicken for this dish. Once the chicken is cooked, immersed it immediately in icy or running cold water. This is a unique method that Vietnamese appreciate: This produces a tight skin, makes the skin a bit [...]

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