How to make Sesame and Caramel-coated rice balls (Recipe)

Rice ball is a popular afternoon snack for Vietnamese people. There are many variations, including sweet rice balls coated with sesame, caramel, sugar and savoury balls filled with minced pork, onion, carrot, glass noodles, wood ear. This type of street food is served all year long on various streets and markets in Vietnam. But the […]

How to make Danish butter cookies (Recipe)

Danish butter cookies in Royal Dansk blue tin have been so popular as seasonal gifts for Christmas and New Year. Crispy, delicious and full-of-butter-taste, they are especially enjoyed in teatime and as snacks. In Denmark, the cookies are traditionally served, along with rice pudding as desserts at Christmas, in various shapes and various names (yes […]

How to Make Malaysian Honeycomb Cake (Kek Sarang Semut) (recipe)

I am always on the quest to look for a new tea time treat. This week’s treat is Malaysian honeycomb cake (kek sarang semut), which takes its name from its beehive-like interior, full of little air pockets. The caramel toffee flavour and the spongy, airy texture sure makes this cake a lovely afternoon delight. Malaysian honeycomb […]

How to make Palm Sugar Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake (Bánh Bò) (recipe)

Bánh bò (Vietnamese honeycomb cake) is a type of sweet and chewy sponge cake from Vietnam, and a relative of Indonesian bika ambon or Malaysian honeycomb cake (kek sarang semut) (click on the link for the recipe). You don’t eat bánh bò by immediately biting into it, because the cake is very chewy and rather leathery, but […]