Mango Sticky Rice

Rich coconut sauce drizzled over a bed of warm sticky rice and chilled, perfectly ripened mangoes is an amazing way to end a meal. Mango sticky rice originated from Thailand and is understandably one of its most famous desserts that you can find at many Thai restaurants in America. Now, this easy to follow recipe allows you to make it…

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Chè Ba Màu – Vietnamese Three Color Dessert

Chè ba màu is a refreshing ice slush, with a contrast of soft beans and bouncy jelly bites and topped with layers of rich coconut sauce. You can make all the layers ahead of time and combine them when you’re craving a refreshing and sweet dessert. Chè ba màu in Vietnamese translates to “three color dessert,” and is similar to…

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Pandan Waffle Recipe (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

Any waffle lover can attest to the intoxicating aroma of waffles hot off the iron. This pandan waffle recipe takes it up a notch (and in a Vietnamese / southeast Asian direction) with its sweet aroma of pandan, rich coconutty taste, chewy mochi center, and a crispy outer texture. What to expect with these waffles Not to be confused with…

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Vietnamese Yogurt Recipe (Sữa Chua/Da Ua)

Why buy store bought yogurt when you can make this sweet, tangy, and fresh Vietnamese yogurt recipe at home for a fraction of the price? Even though I can go to local Vietnamese stores like Bánh Mì Chè Cali (or Hien Khanh, who seems to have stopped selling it) who supply fresh yogurt nearby, making it at home is easy…

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Chè Thái Recipe (Vietnamese Fruit Cocktail)

A spoonful of sweet lychee bites, jackfruit slices, chewy jellies, and ice cold coconut milk, sounds refreshing doesn’t it? Chè Thái is more than just a sweet soup or fruit cocktail, it’s a dessert that packs in a lot of flavor in just one bite. Luckily, this dessert is super simple to make because the use of canned tropical fruit…

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Che Bap Recipe – Vietnamese Corn, Pandan, Rice & Coconut Dessert

99% sure I get it from my mom, but I’m a control freak. A huge benefit I like with home cooking is control. You can control everything: the process, timing, ingredient proportions, quality of ingredients, cleanliness. Everything. I love eating out at restaurants, but control over all the little details pulls me back into cooking at home, just like with…

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Pandan Waffle Recipe / Pizzelle Version (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

This bánh kẹp lá dứa recipe from my mom will let you fill your home with that same aroma from Vietnamese shops with waffles and put your housemates into a waffley trance too. These are technically pizzelles, which end up thin and crispy, yet still pliable when it’s hot off the press–it is AMAZING. If you’re looking for the traditional…

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Vietnamese Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert (Chè Chuối)

Chè chuối is a warm, Vietnamese pudding-like dessert featuring bananas and rich coconut cream. You can easily make this at home in less than an hour! Chè in Vietnamese, refers to sweet desserts which are liquid such as drinks, pudding, or even types of ‘soup.’ So chè chuối you could say is a type of pudding, made of coconut cream, tapioca pearls and bananas.…

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Pandan Sticky Rice Recipe (Xôi Lá Dứa)

This pandan sticky rice dessert, or xôi lá dứa, is great blend of sweet, salty, and nutty flavors. The star here is the amazingly aromatic pandan leaves, highlighted by sweet coconut, brought together by warm sticky rice. Glutinous rice is used for this, not just regular rice that you can make sticky! The main flavor comes from pandan leaves, which…

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Sesame Balls Recipe (Vietnamese Bánh Cam)

If you’re looking for dessert on the richer side, something deep fried never fails to deliver. This sesame balls recipe (Vietnamese bánh cam) delivers with a crispy golden glutinous rice outer shell, filled with sweet mung beans, and covered in white sesame seeds. My grandmother was a child raising machine. As if raising nine of her own kids wasn’t enough…

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