4 familiar but strange cakes in Vung Tau

BA RIA – VUNG TAU Banh Khot, Banh Beo, or green bean pepper cake in the beach town is processed with its own recipe, creating a unique flavor.

The following cakes are sold in many localities, but in the Southeastern coastal city, they have their own way of processing, creating a taste unlike anywhere else.

Seafood khot cake

Banh khot is usually kept by the owners of the white rice flour, not mixing turmeric to make the cake as yellow as the southern khot. At first glance, the dish looks like central banh can, but it’s crunchier because it is fried in a pan filled with oil.

The thin crust in the middle is the seafood filling, including shrimp, squid, and surface. On the top of the cake covered with onion fat and shrimp powder, helping the cake to fit better. Khot cake served with carrot, fresh shredded papaya and raw vegetables such as lettuce, mustard greens, fish lettuce … dotted with sweet fish sauce.

You can visit Ba Hai khot cake shop, number 42, Tran Dong, ward 3 to enjoy with prices from 60,000 VND / 8 pieces.

When the customer calls for the owner, he starts to make the cake always stays hot.  Photo: Huynh Nhi
When the customer calls for the owner, he starts to make the cake always stays hot. Photo: Huynh Nhi

Shrimp squash cake

Duck cake filled with crushed green beans, cut pork skin and pork, lettuce, sliced ​​herbs, topped with peanuts and plump onion fat. Top covered with shrimp powder, the red seasoning is often seasoned in savory cakes. When eating, users can add carrots, pickled white radish and sweet fish sauce to enjoy.

Each cake costs from 40,000 VND, diners can enjoy at Tuyet Mai water cake shop, No. 2, Phan Chu Trinh street, ward 2, Vung Tau city.

Salted egg sponge cake

The salted egg sponge cake in Vung Tau is only as big as 5 pinched fingers, different from the usual large whole-cake baked goods, cheese, and salted eggs.

The worker uses a small mold to bake cakes, each salted egg is cut in half attached to the top, in a box of 9 to 10 pieces. The cake here is soft, smooth and not too dry or too sweet.

Many places in Vung Tau city sell this kind of cake, but the most famous is probably Goc Column Dien salted egg sponge cake shop at 17B, Nguyen Truong To, Ward 2 with price from 25,000 VND / box of 9 pieces.

The cake is small, smooth and not too sweet.  Photo: @ ngochan_lenguyen / Foody
The cake is small, smooth and not too sweet. Photo: @ ngochan_lenguyen / Foody

Green bean pepper cake

The small pepper cake has a thin, soft outer shell, is fried in gold with green bean paste or filled with sweet and creamy green bean (custard). The price for each one is from 4,000 VND and the shop is only sold in the afternoon, so customers often stop at 43, Do Chieu, Ward 1 to line up or call to book in the morning.

In addition to green bean pepper cake and cade, the shop also sells banana cake and steamed beef cake.  Photo: @ lequanghuan89 / Instagram
In addition to green bean pepper cake and cade, the shop also sells banana cake and steamed beef cake. Photo: @ lequanghuan89 / Instagram

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