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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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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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Marbled Coffee Cream Agar Jelly (Thach Ca Phe)

Marbled Coffee and Cream Gelatin

  This recipe is a twist to my earlier post on the Coffee and Cream Agar Jelly.  Let’s say you can’t get to an Asian grocery store to buy agar agar powder and because you’re so busy you don’t have the time to make the dessert layer by layer but still want to enjoy this cool, […]

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Coffee and Cream Agar Jelly (Thach Ca Phe) - Sweet and Refreshing Jelly Dessert | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coffee and Cream Agar Dessert (Thach Ca Phe)

This Coffee and Cream Agar Dessert is a fantastic summer treat that is refreshing and unique tasting.  The recipe uses agar agar, a gelatinous substance derived from seaweed.  It’s similar to unflavored gelatin but has more of a crunch and is vegetarian.  Agar agar is tasteless and so combines well with most flavors.  In Asia, it’s a very popular ingredient […]

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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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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 (Nuoc Cot Dua) - Essential Sweet Coconut Sauce for Asian Desserts | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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Rice Pudding with Black-Eyed Peas and Coconut Milk (Che Dau Trang) - Classic Vietnamese Dessert | recipe from runawayrice.com

Rice Pudding with Black-Eyed Peas (Che Dau Trang)

This easy recipe for Rice Pudding with Black-Eyed Peas (Che Dau Trang) is a classic Vietnamese dessert and at the top of everyone’s list. The combination of sticky rice and black-eyed peas cooked into a thick and gooey pudding is so scrumptious. What I love about this recipe is it’s lighter than traditional recipes which often instruct cooking […]

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