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Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap) - Made with ripe plantains, this cake is a popular Vietnamese dessert! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap)

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 […]

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Deep-fried to golden perfection, these fish patties are amazing!

Fish Cakes (Cha Ca)

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 […]

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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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Steamed Pork Buns with Savory Ground Pork, Chinese Sausage and Eggs--a great quick meal or snack! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Pork Buns (Banh Bao)

Steamed Pork Buns (Banh Bao) are the most universally appealing snack and you’ll love this easy recipe.  While working on this post, I was searching for a few alternative names for this fluffy, steamed bun filled with savory meats.  To my pleasant surprise, I learned these delectable buns are quite well-loved in Asian cuisine and are known by many different […]

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Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake / Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The - Easy Shortcut Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

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

This Vietnamese dessert Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The) 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 […]

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Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Dumpling (Banh Khuc) - savory and hearty Vietnamese dumplings | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Dumplings (Banh Khuc)

There is nothing more satisfying than these savory steamed dumplings filled with mung bean, ground chicken and covered with sticky rice.  In Viet cuisine we use a lot of glutinous/sticky rice which gives foods that chewy, sticky consistency and it is a texture that I crave often.  It’s pure comfort food!  These dumplings are a bit time-consuming to […]

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Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake (Banh Gio) - Easy, Delicious Shortcut Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake (Banh Gio)

Often I crave my favorite Viet dishes but don’t have the time to make them as per the traditional recipes.  This Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake is one of those dishes where the prep time can be a bit daunting.  Called Banh Gio, this savory cake is typically individually wrapped in banana leaves in the shape of a pyramid.  Although knowing […]

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