Monday, March 31, 2014

Banh Chuoi Hap (Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake)

Banh Chuoi Hap (Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake)
8 Lady Finger Bananas sliced
1 1/2 cup Tapioca Starch
2 Tbsp. Rice Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Sugar or to taste
2 Drops Yellow Food Coloring
1/2 can Coconut Milk
1 cup Water
Coconut Sauce
1/3 cup Coconut Milk
1 tsp. Tapioca Starch
2 Tbsp. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Extra Ingredients
Crushed Roast Peanuts
1 Tbsp. Sugar
Roasted Sesame
Pinch of Salt

In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 cup Tapioca Starch, 1/2 can Coconut Milk, 1 cup Water, and 2 Tbsp. Rice Flour. Slice 8 Lady Finger Bananas, add into batter.
Mix well and add in 2 drops Yellow Food Coloring. Mix into batter.  Then, melt 1/2 cup Sugar in some water, when it cools pour into batter.  You can adjust the sugar to your taste. Grease baking pan, pour in the batter. Put into steamer and steam until it is cooked.
When the banana cake has a translucent color, remove from steamer and let it cool completely. 
In a small sauce pan add in 1/3 cup Coconut Milk. Add 2 Tbsp. Sugar. Add 1 tsp., Tapioca Starch and a pinch of Salt.  Using low heat, mix well. Remove from heat.
When the cake has cool completely, cut into pieces.  To serve, place on a plate. Pour some of the Coconut Sauce over the top.
Sprinkle some crushed Roast Peanut mix with 1 Tbsp. Sugar, a pinch of Salt, and roasted Sesame.


  1. Banana cake is absolutely delicious. :) Would love to try this version!