Saigon street food has many dishes that are uniquely modified to create strange flavors, eye-catching and special shapes, focusing on health care from snacks. Therefore, the dishes are drawn with the main colors from healthy plants and attract the attention of Saigon food lovers.
One of the ingredients chosen often is pandan leaves. This is a material that has a pleasant aroma and beautiful color. In short, no matter how rustic the cakes are, if you add pandan leaves, they will also become more special and delicious, the two versions of pandan leaf cake below are the most obvious proof.
Grilled banana with pandan leaves
In the traditional version, the baked banana is milky white, but the creative, modified version has a natural pastel green color from pandan leaves that made many people flutter when they first saw the image on the dish recommendation pages Eat Saigon.
Pandan leaves are pureed and filtered to get the clear green water to mix with the cake flour. This is a natural coloring method but still retains the color, fragrance and inherent uses of pandan leaves. The next steps are still processed like traditional baked bananas.
In particular, the juice served with grilled bananas also has a beautiful pastel green color and the fragrance of pandan leaves spreads. The juice is always in a hot state to add more appeal to the flavor of the dish. When enjoying, you will feel the fatness of coconut milk mixed with the fragrance of pandan leaves and the softness of Bang starch.
Address: 7/1 Trinh Dinh Trong. District 11, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Reference price: 6,000 VND/left
Crispy, fragrant and fragrant pandan pepper cake
Suggested snacks with the natural green color of pandan leaves, followed by pandan pepper cake. Unlike regular pepper cake with a light yellow or white inner shell, the variant version of pandan pepper cake has a fancy pastel green color. This is a snack that is loved by many people from children to the elderly.
Pepper cakes are fried to drain the oil and still retain their inherent crunchiness and flexibility. Pepper cake powder is still like fried banana cake made from the juice of pandan leaves. The next steps remain the same as the usual traditional pepper cake.
When enjoying pandan pepper cake, something more special than traditional pepper cake is the sweet taste of pandan leaves combined with the aromatic fat of the dough. The crispness and the cake is always in a hot state is also one of the factors that make pandan pepper cake more prominent and attractive.
Address: A36 Cong Quynh, Ward Nguyen Cu Trinh, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 13h30 – 19h30
Reference price: 5,000 VND/cake