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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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Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe)

Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The)

This Vietnamese dessert is visually intriguing with its translucent bright green color.  For those unaccustomed to Asian desserts with an alien-green color, please try to overcome your apprehensions and give them a try.  You will be pleasantly surprised!  Pandan paste is what gives the cake its vibrant green color and floral aroma.  Made of tapioca starch and filled […]

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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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Coconut Sticky Rice and Mango

Coconut Sticky Rice and Mango

Coconut milk, sticky rice and fresh mangos–what could be better?  How about it’s also super simple to make!  It’s one my go-to desserts when I need to whip up a dessert fast and the dish I bring frequently to pot-lucks and get-togethers.  If mangoes aren’t in season or difficult to find where you live, use papaya, strawberries or any […]

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Coconut Sauce

Easy Coconut Sauce (Nuoc Dua)

Coconut sauce is the Asian version of whipped cream.  It’s a delicious, creamy and sweet topping for many Asian desserts.  This is a fundamental recipe every cook should master because you’ll use it again and again.  My recipe is not super sweet and I add a bit of salt to balance the sugar.  Feel free to add more […]

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No Fail Light & Airy Sponge Cake! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sponge Cake (Banh Bong Lan)

Light and fluffy, the Asian version of sponge cake is not super sweet and simply scrumptious!  It’s a wonderful basic cake that can be easily dressed-up to make a fancier dessert.  (I’ll share another tasty recipe in a future post.)  Most of the time, I like to serve the cake with a dusting of powdered […]

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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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Sticky Rice Balls in Ginger Syrup (Che Troi Nuoc)

This warm dessert is by far one of my favorite treats.  The slightly chewy, sticky dough with its mealy bean filling and oh-so-sweet ginger syrup is a heavenly combination.  This decadently sweet dessert brings back fond childhood memories for me.  My Mom made this every year around Tet/Lunar New Year and since I had it just once […]

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