Banh Cam is a sweet Vietnamese dessert snacks where its outer shell is made from glutinous rice flour coated with white sesame seeds and wrapped with mung bean paste. It resembles the sesame ball we find at our hawker stall selling you tiao aka dough sticks. In fact, the outer shell calls for the same recipe. The difference between our Singapore sesame balls vs Vietnamese Banh Cam is the filling. You can replace mung bean paste with red bean or lotus paste and you will get your local sesame ball snacks.
Com Tam is also known as Vietnamese broken rice which is usually served along with grilled meats, egg meatloaf, salad and pickles. Broken rice is actually broken grains of rice left over from the traditional drying and milling process.
Bún chả is a Vietnamese dish with marinated grilled pork over noodle along with herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. It is one of Hanoi’s most famous street food that you should not miss out when travelling to Vietnam.