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Honeycomb Cake (Banh Bo Nuong) - What makes this cake so beautifully green? | recipe from runawayrice

Celebrating Green Foods the Vietnamese Way!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to celebrate green foods whether you’re Irish or otherwise. 🙂 I certainly adore green foods because Vietnamese cuisine offers a plethora of verdant foods from lush vegetables and herbs to vividly colored desserts and cakes.

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Sticky Rice and Banana Cakes (Banh Tet Chuoi) - Lunar New Year Treat! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Banana Cakes (Banh Tet Chuoi)

This Sticky Rice and Banana Cakes (Banh Tet Chuoi) recipe makes a wonderful sweet treat for Lunar New Year / Tet. Sweet ripened bananas are encased in a layer of sticky rice and black beans and then wrapped in banana leaves. The results are a deliciously, glutinous sweet cake with an intriguing pop of color […]

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Steamed Pork Roll also called Vietnamese Ham is a popular food served during Lunar Lunar Year | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Pork Roll (Cha Lua/Gio Lua)

Steamed Pork Roll is a mildly-seasoned, finely-ground pork wrapped in aromatic banana leaves and then steamed to perfection.  Also known as Vietnamese Ham, it’s a popular ingredient in sandwiches and many Asian dishes.  This easy, no-fail recipe shares all the tips and tricks for making this successfully at home.  No more buying at the store where the quality […]

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Tips and tricks for preparing banana leaves for your favorite Asian dishes | runawayrice.com

How to Prepare Banana Leaves

Many classic Asian dishes use banana leaves and if you’re daunted by how to prepare them, this short video will walk you through the easy steps.  Banana leaves are not eaten, but commonly used to wrap foods which are then steamed, boiled, grilled or even baked.  The leaves impart a wonderful aroma and lovely color to foods they are wrapped in.  […]

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Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet) with Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles (Dua Mon) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet)

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet) are must-have foods for Vietnamese New Year / Tet. There are many variations on the filling, some sweet and others savory. This recipe is the savory version with a mung bean and pork filling. Unlike their square-shaped siblings, Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung), these cakes are smaller, cylindrical and […]

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