Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The

Banh phu the (literally “husband and wife cake”) or banh xu xe is a Vietnamese dessert made from rice with mung beans stuffing wrapped in a box made of pandan leaves. The dessert was traditionally given by a suitor but is now part of many wedding banquets. It is a typical cake that people use […]

Pia Cake

Pia cake banh pia is a rich cake eaten with tea that is a specialty of the Kinh, Khmer and Chinese ethnic people living in the Mekong Delta region. To many families in southern Vietnam, enjoying pia during the mid-autumn holidays has been a tradition since the early 19th century. The Chinese Ming Xiang people […]

Vietnamese Mooncakes – Banh Nuong Banh Deo

Vietnamese mooncakes are known as banh trung thu – “Mid-Autumn cake”. Vietnamese mooncakes are usually sold in either individually or in a set of four. There are two kinds of mooncake: “Bánh nướng” (baked mooncake) and “Bánh dẻo” (sticky rice mooncake). “Bánh nướng” and “Bánh dẻo” are two special kinds of cake in Vietnam. They […]

Vietnam Fish Sauce – Nuoc Mam

Fish sauce is an amber-colored liquid extracted from the fermentation of fish with sea salt. It is used as a condiment in various cuisines. Fish sauce is a staple ingredient in numerous cultures in Southeast Asia and the coastal regions of East Asia. Nuoc Mam is a signature aspect of Vietnamese cuisine, and distinguishes it […]

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