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

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 runawayrice.com

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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A Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Day)--Vietnamese ham layered between sticky rice cakes | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Rice Cakes and Pork Roll (Banh Day)

A thick slice of pork roll layered between two glutinous steamed rice cakes makes this savory dish one amazing snack. Call it a Vietnamese sandwich, this tasty treat is full of flavor and texture. Glutinous rice flour is what gives these delicious cakes the uniquely sticky and chewy texture. The ingredients are simple and the recipe is […]

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The ultimate finger food! These are such yummy little treats.

Steamed Layer Cake (Banh Da Lon)

Mildly sweet with a chewy and sticky texture, this scrumptious steamed layer cake is a popular sweet treat that can be found in almost every Vietnamese bakery and grocery store.  The cake has such visual appeal with its vivid green and yellow layers and if you’ve ever wondered how this cake is made, wonder no more friends!  This post takes you […]

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So beautiful and so scrumptious, these mooncakes are easy to make!

Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)

Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival season approaches, I get giddy thinking about making mooncakes.  First, I love to bake.  Second, I love the artistry of making these cakes.  The entire process from making the filling and dough, rolling and stamping the cakes is such a wonderfully creative process.  Once done, each cake is unique and truly […]

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Made with ripe plantains, this cake is a popular Vietnamese dessert!

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap)

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake.  If you don’t already know, my Mom is the amazing person who taught me everything I know about cooking.  As a child, I spent countless hours with her being her sous chef.  It was in the kitchen that my love for cooking and developing recipes started.  To […]

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The scrumptious little rice cakes are filled with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp and scallion oil and then served with carrot and radish pickles and a sweet chili sauce.

Savory Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Beo)

These steamed rice cakes, topped with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp, and scallion oil are simply scrumptious.  The cakes are delicate with a slightly chewy texture; the mashed mung bean is savory and creamy and the toasted shrimp is wonderfully crunchy.   Served with the classic fish sauce dipping sauce and tangy pickles, it’s a party for your taste buds!  Delish! This recipe is […]

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Who knew "silkworms" could be so appetizing?

Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi)

With it being so close to Halloween I wanted to share a childhood sweet treat.  Growing up, every kid I knew loved Silkworm Cassava Cake.  Perhaps it’s the bright colors, the chewy, slightly stretchy consistency which prompted us to play with the cakes before eating them or even the mild sugar rush.  Whatever the reason, my Mom […]

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