Cakes are simple, easy to eat and easy to digest, so it soon became a familiar dish of every home. Depending on the way of eating of each locality, there are many different types of cakes. Particularly in the South, there are two outstanding types of cake: sweet and savory. Sweet and savory cakes are both treasured gifts from childhood. I remember when I was a child sitting on the porch watching my mother come home from the market, my stomach rumbling and craving for a simple cake that wasn’t worth a lot of money, that’s really an unforgettable memory.
Sweet cake, also known as marble cake, is a delicious and beautiful dish that makes many diners excited. The molded cake is chewy but soft, sweet and fatty, white, blue, and white like marble, making the piece of cake in the mouth even more delicious. The way to make sweet cake is quite simple. Just need to mix tapioca flour with coconut milk and pandan leaf juice, then start steaming. The most important step is to mix the powder, it must be skillful so that the white powder and color powder do not mix together, but form a marble-like pattern that is very typical of this dish.
When eating sweet cakes, cut them into small squares, drizzle over cooked coconut milk with sugar and ginger, and sprinkle some roasted white sesame seeds, simple but delicious. The piece of molded cake is as beautiful as a piece of marble, chewy and chewy, mixed with the smell of pandan leaves, fragrant roasted sesame, greasy coconut milk and a little ginger to warm the stomach, warm the heart of a “hungry” child with a gift from his hometown. a childhood full of nostalgia.
Salty cake in the South is simply and closely called salty cake. To get a plate of delicious salty molded cake is extremely difficult. From the stage of mixing the dough is extremely complicated, the ratio of rice flour, tapioca flour, coconut milk must be very meticulous, the cake when finished is fat, soft enough and not easily crushed. The stage of casting cakes is also catching them up and steaming them like sweet cakes. Particularly, salty cake has more cake filling and fish sauce to serve. The filling is made from cassava tubers (called bean tubers in the North) which are diced, stir-fried with meat and dried shrimp.
Salty cake should be eaten with a little coaxing rack that has been boiled through boiling water, chili garlic fish sauce and a little sour food so as not to get bored. The cake must be left to cool to eat well because then the dough is more flexible, smooth, greasy and melts in the mouth. The piece of cake is molded white, greasy with coconut milk flavor combined with fragrant shrimp and meat filling, with sweet and salty garlic chili fish sauce that makes anyone who eats it once, they will flutter forever.
These two types of cakes are not simply delicious and simple dishes, but soon become sweet memories of childhood. Don’t miss it if you haven’t tried it, maybe you’ll fall in love with this “memorabilia” again!