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Where to eat cakes in Hanoi?

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Not only famous for mouthwatering street foods, a large number of main course dishes, the exquisite cuisine of Hanoi also attracts gourmets for a wide range of traditional Vietnamese cakes. Do you want to know where to eat cakes in Hanoi? adventure Indochina travel

1. Vietnamese round glutinous rice cake with pork pie (Banh giay gio)

Banh giay gio

Banh giay gio -source: internet

One of the most favorite cakes of Vietnamese people is banh giay gio – round glutinous rice cake with pork pie. The way to enjoy the white and flat cake with chewy texture is to stick 2 cakes filled with 1 piece of rich tough pork pie. Looking like a simple cake, Vietnamese round glutinous rice needs much patience to make. After being steamed, this glutinous rice cake is crushed, carefully mixed and beautifully folded into round cake by hand.

Where to eat Banh giay gio?

  • Banh Giay Quan Ganh

Vietnamese pyramidal rice dumpling (Banh gio)

Banh gio

Banh gio -source: internet

Made from tapioca flour and rice flour, pyramidal rice dumpling has filling made from meat, salt, black pepper, ear fungus, onions and fish sauce. People in the Southern Vietnam often use boiled quail egg to make the charming filling. Beautifully wrapped in banana leaves the dough and filling need steaming for around 40 minutes. When served hot, all ingredients must be really tender. To make it tastier, season banh gio in chili sauce, grab a spoon and enjoy!

Where to eat Banh gio?

  • Dong Cac, Dong Da District
  • Nguyen Cong Tru, Hai Ba Trung District
  • Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District
  • Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem District
  • Hom Market, Pho Hue, Hai Ba Trung District

Vietnamese donut (Banh ran)

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Salty cake -source: internet

Banh ran, which is a sphere-shaped cake with thin crust made from sesame and glutinous rice flour, is one of the most popular cakes in Vietnam. “Banh ran” is an awesome finger food for breakfast of Vietnamese. There are two main kinds of banh ran, namely sweet cake and salty one with the former being much more common than the latter. The filling of sweet cake is sweet mashed mung bean while that of the salty version is quite the same as that of pillow cake, a mixture of minced prawn, pork, black fungus, veggie and glass noodle, etc. Halong bay luxury cruise

Sweet cake

Sweet cake -source: internet

What is more? Due to its subtle fragrant, crispy cover and moderate sweet taste, the cake coated with sesame seeds is the best choice among different types of sweet cake. The dough is a perfect blend of mashed potato, rice flour, glutinous rice flour and sugar. After being rolled into ball shape, mashed mung bean filling is wrapped inside the dough and then rolled over a plate full of sesame to create its attractive coat. After being deep-fried, this cake is turning into golden brown, aromatic, crispy crust with an attractive smell and tender filling. It is the sweet and nutty flavor of rice, mung bean and potato that hides under that crispy cover. Relish it and explore how tasty it is!

Where to eat Vietnamese donut?

Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem District

Stuffed sticky rice ball or floating cake (Banh troi nuoc)

Banh troi

Banh troi -soucre: internet

Also made from glutinous rice flour, banh troi nuoc has filling made from sugar, coconut cream and mung bean paste. While some often enjoy stuffed sticky rice ball with shredded coconut meat and toasted sesame or crushed peanuts, others prefer enjoying it with light sweet soup cooked from sugar and ginger. To color the cake, “gac” fruit or pandan leaves’ juice is used.

          Where to eat banh troi nuoc?

  • 1 Bat Dan, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem District
  • 52 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem District
  • 5 Hang Can, Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem District
  • 93 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District

Vietnamese fried wheat flour cake (Banh tieu)

Banh tieu

Banh tieu -source: internet

Banh tieu, which is a yellow, tender, soft and crispy cake with sesame, has been a favorite dish of many Vietnamese generations. To make this cake, the cook will fry wheat flour and baking powder dough mixed with sesame in a deep-frying pan. Not only popular in the Mekong Delta, Banh tieu, which is filled with crushed peanuts, toasted sesame, steamed sticky rice and sugar, is also preferable by Hanoians. Banh tieu can be found at so many street vendors along Hanoi’s streets.

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