Enjoying Phan Thiet Beo cake
Referring to Beo cake, people immediately
think of the famous Beo cake in Hue from North
to South Vietnam.
Particularly in Phan Thiet Beo cake has shape and flavor very different from Beo cake in Hue.
Although the powder is also poured in the bowl, Beo cake of Phan Thiet has the smaller size and
thicker compare with Beo cake of Hue.
Beo cake consists of three main
parts including cake part made from rice flour; the second part to sprinkle
over cake made with shrimp or pureed green beans and the sauce is a mixture of fish sauce,
chilli, garlic and roasted peanuts. Sauce is the main ingredient and is often
sprinkled directly into the cake. The extra parts is usually the mixture of oil and
scallion, greaves or crispy bread for those who love to eat fat.
Also, Phan Thiet also has sweet Beo cake - a gift that visitors
often buy some boxes for relative in
every occasion visiting Phan Thiet . Sweet cake shaped has the same way in powder prepared and shape with the above
mentioned of Beo
cake; however the baker added coconut milk, pineapple juice leaves for more
sweet scent and fatty. Sweet Beo cake enjoy with sesame salt - the mixture include
crushed roasted peanuts mixed with a little salt, a little sugar. This dish is
as a snack but it ensure adequate nutrition for a meeting. Some people prefer
to mix 2 kinds of Beo cake to have different tastes.
Phan Thiet Beo cake does not sell at luxury shops;
It is often sold in street stalls near the market or sidewalk to serve breakfast
or late afternoon for the same price range 5.000 - 10.000 VNĐ/ plate.
By Thu Huong