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    Vietnamese Salted Rice Flour Cake in Small Bowl Recipe (Bánh Đúc Chén)

    When we talk about Huế Cakes, beside of Bánh Bèo, Bánh Bột Lọc, we cannot miss one of other Vietnamese Food Recipes. It is called Salted Rice Flour Cake in Small Bowl (Bánh Đúc Chén). Eating with Dipping Sauce is perfect. Here is one of my favorite dishes in Huế city. When I am starving, immediately I will order one whole big dish from one small restaurant near my house. It is not only delicious, but also really cheap. However, today, my mom decided to cook it at home and I want to share its recipe now for you guys.

    The great dish when you combine 3 special cakes of Huế city on one dish. I bet you will totally fall in love with them. I cannot stop my drool when thinking about it. If you are ready, please follow our instruction below carefully and let us start cooking one of stunning Vietnamese Food Recipes together.
    230 – 250g rice flour (you can roast rice and grind it well if you cannot find this flour at markets)
    900ml water
    2 – 3g salt
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    100ml clear lime water (Nước vôi trong) – Buy at Vietnamese Markets
    300g grinded pork
    150g purple onion/fried scallion
    50g Jelly’s ear mushroom, soaked + cut off the roots + sliced small
    20g field mushroom/shiitake mushroom
    Asian coriander.
    Before making, you should find Clear lime water/ lime cube, because it is the main and vital ingredient to create one of stunning Vietnamese Food Recipes for your family.
    Step 1: If you cannot find clear lime water, you can buy lime cube (40g). Mix with 300ml water, stir well. Wait in few hours for deposit sediment of lime. Only use the clear water on face and throw away the sediment on bottom. You can store in bottom and use for many days. In this recipe, you need 100ml of clear water lime.
    Step 2: Making rice flour: Mix rice flour with salt together. Stir well with water and clear water lime. Put in fridge (vegetable drawer) in 2 – 3 hours before making cakes.
    Step 3: Making filling: Marinate grinded pork with spices, pepper, 50g fried scallion, sliced jelly ear mushroom and shiitake ones. Wait in 30 – 45 minutes. 

    Step 4: Making sweet and sour sauce. Follow the recipe here. 

    Step 5: Pour rice flour in step 2 into pot, put on cooking rice, use small heat to cook. Stir well and nonstop until the flour is clean and think.
    Finally, your dish is basically finished. Scoop one by one spoon into small ball. Add filling, fried scallion, basil, coriander, pepper and dipping sauce on face and you can eat it now. If you love spicy, you can add more chili powder when eating. Hope you love it and do not miss our other delicious Vietnamese Food Recipes next time. Good Luck for your cooking.
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