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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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 […]
This recipe for Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung) is an essential Lunar New Year dish. Celebrating the new year would not be complete without these delicious savory cakes made of mung bean and pork filling encased in glutinous rice. Wrapped in banana leaves and artfully tied with colorful string, these hearty […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]