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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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Savory Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Beo) | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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Delicious Savory Crepes Served with Fresh Herbs and Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo)

It looks like an omelette but is often called a pancake or crepe.  “Banh” means cake and “Xeo” means sizzle–that’s the sound the batter makes when it’s poured into the hot skillet.  So “Sizzle Cake” is translated here to Sizzling Savory Crepes.   Whatever you call it,  these savory cakes made from a rice flour batter, filled with meat, […]

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Sesame Balls (Banh Cam)

Sesame Balls (Banh Cam)

Making these delicious Sesame Balls is an activity the whole family can enjoy.  This is one of those recipes where it helps to have lots of helping hands.  Set up an assembly line where someone can roll the balls, the kiddies can apply the sesame seeds and someone can fry the balls.  Of course, you’ll have lots […]

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NO Fail Recipe: Honeycomb Cake (Banh Bo Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honeycomb Cake (Banh Bo Nuong)

Fragrant and delicious this slightly chewy tapioca cake is infused with coconut milk and Pandan flavor.  A word of caution:  This is not the easiest cake to make.  The success of this cake is in achieving the vertical striations which when cut across looks like a bee’s honeycomb and hence the name Honeycomb Cake.  The ingredients and directions […]

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Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake (Banh Gio)

Often I crave my favorite Viet dishes but don’t have the time to make them as per the traditional recipes.  This Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake is one of those dishes where the prep time can be a bit daunting.  Called Banh Gio, this savory cake is typically individually wrapped in banana leaves in the shape of a pyramid.  Although knowing […]

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