Last week, my family trooped to Vietnam for a little RnR. The short trip had us discovering all the things that the hot Ho Chi Minh city had to offer. Noms included, of course. This is one of them.
Maybe it’s the hue of the cakes, but I’d call these golden more than orange
It’s very easy to spot a bahn cam vendor along the streets of Vietnam because the “cakes” are carefully stacked on top of the other in a basket and carried on top of their heads, making the bearer a head taller than the crowd. When you do find one, you can get one of these sweet treats for 10,000 dong (roughly about 22 pesos).
I would think that this is their version of our local turon
In English, “banh cam” is translated as orange cake. Funnily enough, there’s no orange in it and neither is it a cake (watda?!). The banh cam is a sweet treat made of soft mung bean filling covered by glutinous rice, deep fried in oil and then generously topped with caramelized sugar mixed with a healthy amount of sesame seeds. It’s not unlike the more common Chinese buchi but is a whole lot sweeter. The banh cam is perfect as dessert, or as an afternoon snack when you’re running low on energy juice. Omnomnom!
More Vietnamese noms coming up!
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