These Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua) are far from ordinary! Made from a batter using creamy coconut milk and fragrant Pandan flavoring, the waffles are cooked until golden brown. They are deliciously crispy on the outside, soft and slightly chewy on the inside and perfectly sweet. Make these amazing Pandan Waffles and enjoy them for breakfast or […]
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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 Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon) recipe brings back fond memories of cooking with my Mom when I was a child. She would set up a station in our kitchen and we would make hundreds of these Savory Rolled Cakes to enjoy that day and to save for quick meals later. My Mom would pour the batter […]
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 […]
When you think about making homemade noodles, you probably think about passing dough through a pasta press machine and expending hours of effort just to make a small batch of noodles. Undoubtedly, fresh noodles are amazing. This recipe for Thick Noodles is completely different and much simpler. It doesn’t require a lot of equipment, just a potato ricer. If you […]
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 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 […]
I received lots of requests for a Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong) recipe after sharing the brittle version not too long ago. This wonderful confection, as the name indicates, is softer, chewy and more like a nougat. It’s perfect for those who don’t like hard candy or fear cracking a tooth on these sugary delights.
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 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.