This classic recipe for Sticky Rice Coated with Mung Bean (Xoi Vo) is a guaranteed winner! What is better than enjoying plump grains of sweet rice infused with rich coconut milk, coated with ground mung bean and then steamed to a perfectly chewy and delicious texture?
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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 […]
This classic Viet dish, Savory Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Beo) topped with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp, and scallion oil is 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Sweet Mung Bean Pudding, a classic Viet dessert, is the perfect treat when you want to make yourself something a little indulgent or need a simple dessert everyone will enjoy. All of the ingredients are pantry staples and so making this dessert doesn’t require much shopping or advanced planning. You just need to soak the beans ahead […]
Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet) are must-have foods for Vietnamese New Year / Tet. There are many variations on the filling, some sweet and others savory. This recipe is the savory version with a mung bean and pork filling. Unlike their square-shaped siblings, Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung), these cakes are smaller, cylindrical and […]
Making these delicious Sesame Balls (Banh Cam / Banh Ran) is an activity the whole family can enjoy. This is one of those recipes where it ‘s great to have helping hands. Set up an assembly line where someone rolls the balls, the kiddies can apply the sesame seeds and a grown-up deep-fries the donuts. Of course, […]
This recipe for Sweet Fillings for Desserts and Pastries is a two-parter. In Part 1, below, I share the recipe for making a sweet mung bean and coconut filling–a traditional recipe. If you’re looking for a fun fusion of flavors, check out my second filling recipe where I use pumpkin. In recipe Part 2, I use these […]
This easy recipe for Three Color Dessert (Che Ba Mau) captures the delicious flavors of summertime in a chilly dessert. Also called Rainbow Dessert, this beautifully layered, vibrant-colored dessert is refreshing, sweet and full of amazing textures. There’s nothing more enjoyable on a hot summer day than indulging in this chilly, sweet treat.