Banh Cam & Banh Ran – deep-fried Glutinous Rice Balls

Banh Cam

Banh cam and banh ran are nearly identical to one another, albeit with subtle regional differences. Crisp on the outside and chewy inside, these golden-fried glutinous balls are coated with sesame seeds and filled with sweetened mung bean paste. They are one of the most popular desserts across Vietnam. Bánh rán is a deep-fried glutinous rice ball … Read more Banh Cam & Banh Ran – deep-fried Glutinous Rice Balls

Canh – Vietnamese Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Canh - Vietnamese chicken & vegetable soup

  The Ingredients 200 g chicken (7 oz) thinly sliced against the grain 1/2 tsp each pepper, chicken stock 1/2 tsp garlic minced 1 inch ginger 2 tsp fish sauce 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 bunch leafy vegetables choy sum, bok choy, mustard greens etc. Vietnamese “Canh” Soups Vietnam’s soups are many and varied. The southern regions sour soups or “canh chua” are … Read more Canh – Vietnamese Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Vietnamese Sauces

Vietnamese sauce recipes commence with an important element of Vietnamese cuisine – nuoc cham or the Vietnamese dipping sauce. Nuoc cham is a fish sauce-based dipping sauce, served with spring rolls in Vietnamese restaurants and with a number of other dishes. Nuoc Cham Nuoc Leo (Peanut Sauce) Mam Nem (Fermented Anchovy Dip) Nuoc Mam Cham … Read more Vietnamese Sauces