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Sticky Rice and Peanuts (Xoi Dau Phong): No-Fail Rice Cooker Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong)

In this simple recipe for Peanut Sticky Rice, glutinous rice is combined with hearty peanuts to make a dish that is delicious and satisfying. Topped with a crunchy peanut sesame topping, it’s a wonderful combination of starchy and mealy with just a touch of sweet and salty.

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Kohlrabi Chicken Salad (Goi Su Hao Thit Ga) - crispy summer salad with a zesty dressing | recipe from runawayrice.com

Kohlrabi Chicken Salad (Goi Su Hao Thit Ga)

This easy recipe makes an amazing Kohlrabi Chicken Salad that is refreshingly, flavorful and light. In this dish, shredded kohlrabi, carrots, chicken and fresh herbs are combined to make a healthy salad with lots of flavor and crunch. If you’ve never had kohlrabi before, this is the perfect dish to get acquainted with this interesting […]

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Cho Kho Mung Bean Pudding Cake

Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)

Silky mung bean pudding allowed to set into a soft cake becomes a simple but tasty sweet treat. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts during this festive […]

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Roasted Sesame Seeds 5

How to Roast Sesame Seeds

Roasted sesame seeds are essential ingredients in many recipes and they are so easy to make. Skip the store-bought variety that’s been sitting on the shelf for eons. It takes just minutes to make roasted sesame seeds at home.

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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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A wonderful sweet treat to enjoy with afternoon tea!

Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong)

I shared a brittle version of this candy not too long ago.  (Check out the link for my Peanut Candy recipe.)  After posting the brittle recipe, I received numerous requests for the chewier version, so here it is–finally.  This recipe for Chewy Sesame Peanut candy is softer and more tender for those who don’t like hard candy […]

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Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi) | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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Puffy, Golden Perfection--these Hollow Donuts are such a treat!

Hollow Donuts (Banh Tieu)

I simply adored these donuts, but because they’re deep-fried, I don’t make them very often.   So when I allow myself to indulge and make them at home, (usually for the holidays) they’re a special treat.  There’s really nothing fancy or exotic about these donuts–no crazy toppings or colorful fillings.  The recipe is simple–the slightly sweet dough is dipped in white sesame seeds […]

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Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi)-Who knew "silkworms" could be so appetizing? | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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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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