Bánh rán (Glutinous rice balls)

BÁNH RÁN is a deep-fried glutinous rice ball from northern Vietnamese cuisine. In Vietnamese, “bánh” is a category of food including: cakes, pies, and pastries, while “rán” means “fried.” Its outer shell is made from glutinous rice flour, and covered all over with white sesame seeds. Its filling is made from sweetened mung bean paste, […]

Nước chấm (Vietnamese dips)

Nước chấm [noo-ahk-chahm] A Vietnamese condiment (usually for dipping). Most of them ‘s based on NUOC MAM (fish sauce) combined with various seasonings that can include red hot chiles, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, sugar… Here is a popular Nước chấm recipe for a lot of dishes. It can be used as  dressing for some salads […]

Bánh bao (Steamed bun)

BÁNH BAO (literally “wrapping cake”) is a ball-shaped bun containing pork or chicken meat, onions, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables, in Vietnamese cuisine. It often has Chinese sausage and a portion of a hard-boiled egg inside. BÁNH BAO are generally smaller than BAOZI, and are filled with savory fillings, the most popular of which is seasoned […]

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