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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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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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A popular duo--sticky rice with mung bean. This popular snack cake is a cinch to make!

Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi)

Sticky rice and mung bean are the dynamic duo in Viet cooking.  These two ingredients are commonly used to make a variety of sweet and savory dishes.  (Check out the other sticky rice and mung bean recipes I’ve shared below.)  This recipe falls into the Dessert category although it’s just slightly sweet.  The recipe is super easy and […]

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They are bite-sized so you can have more than one! These little sweet cakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Check out the easy recipe.

Steamed Rice Cakes/Cow Cakes/Steamed Honeycomb Cakes (Banh Bo Hap)

Growing up my sister always called these “Cow Cakes” because “Bánh” in Vietnamese means “Cake” and “Bò” means “Cow”.  My Mom would laugh and explain to her that “Bò” also means “to crawl”.  That’s what the batter does when it’s steamed–it “crawls” upward rising into a puffy cake.  My sister’s nickname for this cake stuck in our […]

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Freshly grated coconut--ready to add to your dishes or as a topping for desserts and other sweet treats!

How to Prepare Fresh Coconut

Daunted by the thought of opening a fresh coconut?  Worried you may chop your hand off?  Fear no more friends, it’s not as difficult as you may think!  In the below video I share tips and tricks for opening a coconut and the different tools you can use to prepare fresh coconut for your favorite dishes. […]

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Fluffy Sweet Rice Flakes Combined with Coconut Milk, Grated and Shredded Coconut (Com Dep Tron Dua) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sweet Rice Flakes and Coconut (Com Dep Tron Dua)

If you’re a fan of sweet rice you may be interested in trying this lesser known variety.  Sweet Rice Flakes is a particular type of sweet rice that is harvested when it’s young, pounded or pressed into flakes and then lightly toasted.  It is similar to rolled oats in color and texture but lighter with […]

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A delicious dessert you don't have to feel guilty about eating - check out this diet-friendly recipe!

Plantains, Cassava and Tapioca Pearls Dessert (Che Chuoi Khoai Mi Bot Bang)

This scrumptious Viet dessert is made with plantains and cassava cooked into a sweet and creamy tapioca pudding.  For those not familiar with this dessert, it is decadently sweet and rich thanks to the generous use of sugar and coconut milk as per the traditional recipe.  As good as the first bite always tastes,  I find this dessert to be overly sweet […]

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Three Color Dessert (Che Ba Mau)

Three Color Dessert (Che Ba Mau)

This beautiful dessert, often called Rainbow Dessert, with its vibrant colors reminds me of summertime.  There’s nothing more enjoyable on a hot summer day than eating this chilly, sweet treat.  Sadly, this week is the end of summer and so I am celebrating the remaining days by making my favorite summer indulgence.  Three Color Dessert is quite popular and available […]

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Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad

Summertime is my favorite time of the year for many reasons but what I love most is the abundance of fresh fruits.  It seems during the warmer months, I reach for fruit to cool, quench and satisfy my (constant) sweet tooth.  This dessert is as easy as it gets and is the perfect sweet treat […]

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Pandan Sticky Rice

Pandan Sticky Rice

Another easy and tasty dish using sticky rice.  This recipe adds Pandan essence to infuse the rice with a fragrant aroma and adds a lovely, vibrant color.  A super simple dish, you can top with a Coconut Sauce and serve as dessert or sprinkle with crushed peanuts and sesame seeds and enjoy for breakfast. Ingredients 2 cups sticky rice (also called glutinous or sweet rice) […]

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