Vietnamese Banana Cake Recipe

By Thang Ngo

One of my favourite desserts is banh chuoi, literally translated as banana cake. It’s a delicious glutinous, amber coloured dessert with layers or sliced banana and usually cut into diamonds. The texture is chewy, firm with sesame seeds providing extra flavour and plenty of oozy coconut milk for that unmistakable Asian creaminess.

Watch the close up video of Vietnamese banh chuoi below and hope your mouth doesn’t water.

Banh Chuoi Recipe

vietnamese banh chuoi recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients:

Banh Chuoi

  • ripe bananas
  • tapioca starch
  • sugar
  • water
  • salt
  • yellow food colour

Coconut Syrup

  • coconut milk
  • salt
  • sugar
  • tapioca starch
  • semolina
  • roasted sesame
  • peanuts

The recipe comes from Vietnamese Food and the full recipe is available at that blog.