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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In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap). If you don’t already know this, 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 […]
If you’re not a big fish fan because of the ‘fishy’ taste or smell, these fish cakes are the perfect compromise. The fish is lightly seasoned, processed into a smooth paste and can then be fried, steamed or baked. You will love how amazing these cakes taste with their unique, springy texture. The best part is they are […]
This easy recipe for Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi) features the dynamic duo in Viet cooking: glutinous rice and mung bean. These two ingredients are commonly used to make a variety of sweet and savory dishes. The Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise are super easy to make and unlike some desserts that need […]
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 […]
This is Part 2 of the recipe for making Snowskin Mooncakes (Banh Deo), must-have cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Last week I posted Snowskin Mooncakes Part 1 which shares the recipes for the Simple Syrup and Taro Root filling. These delicious mooncakes come in a wide variety of fillings from sweet to savory and traditional to trendy. The taro root is one of my […]
This Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Bo Hap) recipe is from my childhood and conjures up so many happy memories. Known by a few different names, Steamed Honeycomb Cakes or Cow Cakes, the cakes are sweet, soft and deliciously spongy.
Cotton Cheesecake / Japanese Cheesecake is my new favorite dessert and after you try this recipe, it will become your favorite too! It’s the perfect combination of sponge cake and cheesecake in both taste and texture. What I love about this scrumptious cake is it’s not overly sweet as some cakes can be. The combination of fluffy cake […]
This Roll Cake is elegant and so scrumptious with fluffy sponge cake, swirls of decadent whipped cream frosting and fresh fruit. The wonderful thing about this Roll Cake recipe and why it’s my favorite holiday treat is the recipe is so versatile. Using this simple base recipe, you can make many different cake variations.
This is a follow-up to my earlier post on Mooncakes. In keeping with a more traditional recipe, these sumptuous baked treats have a sweet red bean filling. Depending on where you live, finding mooncake molds can be challenging. In the below video recipe, I show you how to make mooncakes using a silicone mini pan. These mini […]