Huế-style rice cakes

If you are thinking sweet, then you should know Vietnam doesn’t really do deserts dispute the French being famous for it. Somehow that never stayed. Vietnam follows the Asian principle of a balance of sweet, salty, bitter and sour. So savoury is the name of the game.

And despite the name, this was found in Hội An and I did not run into them while I was in Huế.

It appears to be a rice cake at the bottom, topped with two distinct secret sauces on top and finished with crunch deep fried onion bits. Ashley wanted to marry into the family just to learn how to make this dish. I had to break it to him gently that it is the girl that marries into the family and inherits the knowledge of the family secret recipe. Secondly, it appears that the daughter-in-law is already at the stall learning the reigns from her mother-in-law.

Like all street food stall vendors, they run at a certain time of the day.  You can find them at:

2:30 PM – 6 PM every day.
Opposite 1 Duong Hoang Van Thu, cross street is Tran Phu. (They don’t have a sign up.)
Hội An (Old Quarter), Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam

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