Banh Goi (Pillow Cake)

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Banh Goi (Pillow Cake)
Banh Goi (Pillow Cake)

A good dish for cold days in Vietnam, “Banh Goi” attracts guests at first sight for its pretty baby pillow shape and its colorful sauce.

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How to make “Banh Goi”

“Banh Goi” attracts guests at first sight for its pretty baby pillow shape and its colorful sauce
“Banh Goi” attracts guests at first sight for its pretty baby pillow shape and its colorful sauce

Like most cakes in Vietnam, Banh Goi is not baked but deep fried to create a charming yellow pastry skin, crispy and fragrant. Firstly, water and rice flour are mixed to perfect ratio, making soft and moist dough. Next, glass noodle, wood ears, kohlrabi and mushroom, all tendered and finely chopped, are blended with minced pork and seasonings. When material is ready, proceed wheel package. This is an important stage, which requires the ingenuity of people do. Cake is not only delicious but also need to pretty attractive sight of food.  It has a shape roughly resembling that of a taco.

Colorful and delicious sauce
Colorful and delicious sauce

Cake pillow will not eat delicious vegetables without sauce and squeeze. Sauce can pillow cake made from green papaya, carrots, fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, water, lemon, garlic, chili sauce, such as paper.

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Where to find it?

The cake can be easily found in every corner of Hanoi. Here’s some famous places for visitors to enjoying pillow cake:

  • Banh Goi Number 52, Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Banh Goi 25 Le Dai Hanh, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
  • Banh Goi 49 Hang Chieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Banh Goi Lane 4, Phuong Mai market, Dong Da, Hanoi.