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Lemon Toasted Coconut Cupcakes - fluffy and moist | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

This recipe for Lemon Coconut Cupcakes combines the best flavors of summertime into fluffy cupcakes that are perfectly tangy and sweet. Fresh lemon juice and zest add zing to these moist and spongy cupcakes. The velvety frosting is sweet with the just the right touch of tartness from the cream cheese. Topped with toasted coconut […]

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Taro Buns (Banh Mi Ngot Nhan Khoai Mon) - yummy sweet buns with taro root filling | recipe from runawayrice.com

Taro Buns (Banh Mi Ngot Nhan Khoai Mon)

This recipe for sweet Taro Buns makes light, fluffy buns with a creamy taro root filling. Baked until golden brown, the buns are easy to make and a perfect treat any time of the day. The delicate, soft bread coupled with the hearty taro root filling is a wonderfully tasty combination. Unlike most bakery-style buns […]

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Scrumptious Chocolate Lava Cake | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Lava Cake (Molten Chocolate Cake)

Chocolate Lava Cake is a deliciously decadent dessert that seems complicated but is really easy to make at home. This recipe makes the fancy restaurant-quality dessert with the lava flowing from a rich ganache center instead of undercooked cake. The results are a rich and gooey chocolate center enrobed in a moist and airy cake. With Valentine’s Day […]

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Cho Kho Mung Bean Pudding Cake

Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)

Silky mung bean pudding allowed to set into a soft cake becomes a simple but tasty sweet treat. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts during this festive […]

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Easy-to-Make Sweet Treat: Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam)

Candied Orange Peels are confections that are a tantalizing combination of sweet and bitter. Orange peels definitely have a bite but when combined with a sugar syrup, the pairing works amazingly well. It’s a decadent sweet treat that is all-natural with just 2 ingredients: fresh oranges and sugar. Did you know orange peels have lots of vitamins and minerals like calcium, […]

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Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)--Rich, Velvety and Robust, This drink is AMAZING! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)

Sweet and velvety whipped egg yolks are layered on top of robust filtered coffee to make this delicious hot beverage. Vietnamese Egg Coffee is not as popular as Vietnamese Iced Coffee but it will be once the word gets out…So I hope this post entices you to give this amazing drink a try. If you […]

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A Popular Vietnamese Sweet Treat: Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong)

Deliciously starchy cassava (yuca or manioc) is combined with creamy coconut milk and fragrant mung bean to make this scrumptious sweet treat. My recipe makes a simple batter that when baked yields a golden cake that is moist, slightly chewy and just sweet enough. Cut the cake into small pieces and enjoy as finger-food. It makes a perfect little snack or a […]

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Better than store-bought! Wow your family and friends by making these Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks | runawayrice.com

Mooncakes with Mung Bean and Salted Egg Yolks (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dau Xanh Trung Muoi)

These beautiful mooncakes have a subtly sweet pastry dough filled with sweet mung bean and salted egg yolk. The contrasting textures and tastes of the delicate pastry, sweet mung bean and savory egg yolk is simply mouth-watering and such a delicious treat. Making these exquisite pastries at home is not difficult and I really recommend you give it a try. You’re going to have a […]

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Icy Cold and Refreshing Agar Agar Jelly and Mock Pomegranate Seeds Dessert (Che Suong Sa Hot Luu) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Agar Agar and Mock Pomegranate Seeds Dessert (Che Suong Sa Hot Luu)

This popular chilled Vietnamese dessert with slivers of refreshing agar agar jelly, deliciously chewy mock pomegranate seeds, sweet mashed mung bean, creamy coconut milk and sweet syrup infused with Pandan aroma is full of amazing flavor and unique textures. Nothing is more refreshing than enjoying a big bowl or mug of this icy sweet treat on a hot summer day […]

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Jasmine Green Tea with Lychee Jelly | recipe from runawayrice.com

Iced Jasmine Green Tea with Lychee Jelly

Fragrant jasmine green tea is combined with lychee jelly to make an icy and refreshing drink that is sure to quench any thirst. This recipe is super simple, contains just a few ingredients and no more difficult than making Jello. I’ve come to really love this drink switching from the tapioca pearls to the jelly not too […]

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