Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vietnamese Coconut Cake

Vietnamese Coconut Cake
Saigon Deli, $1.50

Another Saigon Deli sliced cake, this one is even moister and more coconutty than banh bo nuong, and again it has that plump texture that points to rice or tapioca flour. Sadly, I was in too much of a rush to ask what it's called and a Google search of "coconut vietnamese cake" is just too overwhelming. Does anyone out there know what this cake is called? Or where I might find a recipe?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi. I believe this cake is called cassava cake (bánh khoai mì, khoai mì = cassava in vietnamese). There are recipes on the internet, just type "vietnamese cassava cake recipe" to search for it. The main ingredients are finely grated cassava, tapioca starch, coconut milk, sugar, eggs, condensed milk, water and butter. It's easier to make than bánh bò nướng (honeycomb cake). Some people add finely mashed mung beans (already steamed/cooked) and coarsely grated young coconut meats.