Hoi An cuisine is very diverse with many famous specialties, but beside Hoanh Thanh and Cao Lau, best known dishes may be Dumpling and Vac cake. They are also called by a beautiful name “white roses”.
Where to eat
Dumpling and Vac cake are two type of cake having nearly the same materials as well as often served together on a dish. Coming to Hoi An and wanting to try these specialties, you visit the White Rose restaurant on Hai Ba Trung Street. Here, you not only enjoy two delicious cakes with a unique name, but also witness the process to make two cakes.
They are made from rice flour. To make delicious cakes, new paddy rice is grinded and filted by water many times. After that it is kneaded and divided into small pellets.
Inside Vac cake is the mixture of shrimp, peper, garlic, onion, lemongrass and other spicies. Pork, black mushrooms and green onions are thinly sliced and fried with spices to put into Dumpling. Finally, they are steamed in 15 minutes.
Dumpling and Vac cake have appeared in the book introducing the specialties of Hoi An to traveler with a new elegant name White Rose Cake. These little cakes look like white roses combinated with the green color of vegetable, the red color of chili and the yellow of fried onion which has piqued the curiosity of many visitors, made Hoi An become more attractive to tourists from all around the world.