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

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

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

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

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 |

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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Agar Agar Jelly and Mock Pomegranate Seeds Dessert (Che Suong Sa Hot Luu) - Icy Sweet Treat! | recipe from

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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Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua) - Super Easy Recipe! | recipe from

Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua)

These Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua) are far from ordinary! Made from a batter using creamy coconut milk and fragrant Pandan flavoring, the waffles are cooked until golden brown. They are deliciously crispy on the outside, soft and slightly chewy on the inside and perfectly sweet. Make these amazing Pandan Waffles and enjoy them for breakfast or […]

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Coconut Macaroons-the easiest cookies to make! | recipe from

Coconut Macaroons (Banh Dua)

Just a few pantry staples and fresh eggs are all that is needed to make these delicious drop cookies loaded with coconut flakes. This recipe is not overly sweet and has a splash of lime juice which gives the cookies a hint of tartness and lovely citrusy aroma. Super easy to make, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in […]

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Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers--Serve it at your next tea party! | recipe from

Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers

Just in time for Spring, this recipe for Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers is both scrumptious and gorgeous. Fragrant with the essence of fresh oranges, the cake is moist and super fluffy. The crumb coating is delicate and combined with the edible flowers gives the cake a casual and earthy note which makes it perfect for casual dining or get-togethers. Make this cake for your next springtime […]

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