Best recipe of banh gio pyramidal rice dumpling, famous food of best places to visit in Vietnam

Banh gio (steamed minced pork rice dumpling/rice cake) is a pyramidal shaped snack food. Banh gio is a very simple and inexpensive dish, which is made with rice flour, sauteed minced lean pork, shallot and wood ear mushrooms. Common as street food for breakfast in Vietnam, banh gio is a very portable snack and can be eaten everywhere, although some do eat this with either fish sauce or maggi seasoning, as well as chili sauce. This is one of Vietnam famous foods.

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Ingredients:

  • 50 grams of minced wood ear mushroom
  • 500 grams of minced lean pork
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 14 pcs of banana leaf (10×10 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 2 cups of Corn starch or Tapioca starch
  • 6 cups of bone broth (cooled)

How to make banh gio – Vietnamese pyramidal rice dumpling – one of the Vietnam famous foods?

Step 1:

Mince wooden ear mushrooms

Step 2:

In a large pan, add small amount of cooking oil, saute the minced onions. When onions turn yellow and translucent, add the pork and wood ear mushrooms and stir. Add the fish sauce, salt, oyster sauce, and black pepper. Cook until pork is done and adjust final seasoning to taste. Cooking well the fillings will help keep good shape of the cake.

Step 3:

Rice flour and corn starch is soaked into pork bone broth at least 1 hour, maximum 4 hours. Then stir the mixture because flour is now at the bottom of the mixture. In medium pot with medium heat, add the water and born broth and rice flour mixture and immediately stir.  Add the salt, oil and continue constantly to stir until the mixture thickens to a mashed potato like consistency, approximately 10 minutes or so.  You can also use electric mixer to do this. Remove from heat and now you’re ready to form the pyramidal rice dumpling. In case the dough is too heavy and thick, please add some boiled water and stir.

Step 4: Prepare banana leaves

Rinse the banana leaves and wipe dry with a paper towel and cut up your banana leaves into rectangles about 10 inches wide. Boil the leaves in 5 minutes to make the leaves flexible and soft enough to fold and cover banh gio. Giang strings (giang is a kind of bamboo) are soaked in water to make them flexible to fasten pyramidal rice dumpling.

First, roll your sheet of banana leaf into a cone. Take about 1.5 tablespoon of the well done dough and stuff it in. Using your spoon, create a small cavity in the dough and add about 2 teaspoon of pork mixture.  Finally add another 1.5 tablespoon of dough to the base and spread evenly to cover pork mixture.   Fold over the banana leaf and trim any excess.. Keep a bowl of water handy to keep the dough from sticking to the spoon. Fasten banh gio with giang strings.

Steam once again all dumplings and eat right away.

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams of minced wood ear mushroom
  • 500 grams of minced lean pork
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 14 pcs of banana leaf (10×10 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 2 cups of Corn starch or Tapioca starch
  • 6 cups of bone broth (cooled)

How to make?

Step 1:

Mince wooden ear mushrooms

Step 2:

In a large pan, add small amount of cooking oil, saute the minced onions. When onions turn yellow and translucent, add the pork and wood ear mushrooms and stir. Add the fish sauce, salt, oyster sauce, and black pepper. Cook until pork is done and adjust final seasoning to taste. Cooking well the fillings will help keep good shape of the cake.

Step 3:

Rice flour and corn starch is soaked into pork bone broth at least 1 hour, maximum 4 hours. Then stir the mixture because flour is now at the bottom of the mixture. In medium pot with medium heat, add the water and born broth and rice flour mixture and immediately stir.  Add the salt, oil and continue constantly to stir until the mixture thickens to a mashed potato like consistency, approximately 10 minutes or so.  You can also use electric mixer to do this. Remove from heat and now you’re ready to form the pyramidal rice dumpling. In case the dough is too heavy and thick, please add some boiled water and stir.

Step 4: Prepare banana leaves

Rinse the banana leaves and wipe dry with a paper towel and cut up your banana leaves into rectangles about 10 inches wide. Boil the leaves in 5 minutes to make the leaves flexible and soft enough to fold and cover banh gio. Giang strings (giang is a kind of bamboo) are soaked in water to make them flexible to fasten pyramidal rice dumpling.

First, roll your sheet of banana leaf into a cone. Take about 1.5 tablespoon of the well done dough and stuff it in. Using your spoon, create a small cavity in the dough and add about 2 teaspoon of pork mixture.  Finally add another 1.5 tablespoon of dough to the base and spread evenly to cover pork mixture.   Fold over the banana leaf and trim any excess.. Keep a bowl of water handy to keep the dough from sticking to the spoon. Fasten banh gio with giang strings.

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Steam once again all dumplings and eat right away the banh gio, one of the Vietnam famous foods.

 

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