Join Bach Hoa Xanh in the kitchen to make white rose cake, a famous specialty in Hoi An through the article below right now.

Hoi An white rose cake is a delicious and unique dish, famous in the old town. This is a traditional cake that combines classic and modern elements, bringing variety and originality to local cuisine. Learn how to make this cake now.

firstIngredients for making Hoi An white rose cake

Ingredients for making Hoi An white rose cakeIngredients for making Hoi An white rose cake

2How to make Hoi An white rose cake

Step 1 Process materials

Process materialsProcess materials

Shrimps are washed, filter the shrimp meat and chop it. Green onions, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts remove the roots and wash, then cut into dices.

Rice washed and ground into powder. Note that to get the standard smooth white cake, you need to use pure well water that does not contain alum or impurities to grind the rice.

Step 2 Making pie crust

Making pie crustMaking pie crust

The milled rice then undergoes a step to separate the rice flour from the water, called “elated” in Hoi An culinary culture. Usually, this process will be done from 15 to 20 times, until the powder settles to the bottom and the clear water is filtered to get the powder. The dough is then re-stuffed and placed in a clean bowl, and kneaded rapidly to form a long cake pan.

Step 3 Making the cake

Making the cakeMaking the cake

Proceed to mix the ingredients that have been prepared before including pork, shrimp, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms, ground pepper with spices such as sugar, salt, … Depending on the taste of each family, …. After combining the ingredients to make the cake, people will heat the pan, stir-fry until the filling is cooked before wrapping it in the cake.

Step 4 Wrapping and steaming cakes

Wrapping and steaming cakesWrapping and steaming cakes

Prepare a small cup of cooking oil and use two fingers to dip in the oil, to prevent the dough from sticking. Then, knead the dough into a mold and cut it into small pieces. Use your hands to gradually draw and gently spread the dough into a thin and even crust. Press your thumb in the center to create space to stuff the filling.

Carefully and skillfully stuffed the cake in the created space. Then make a slight border on the crust to create a rose shape. Place the cakes in the steamer and let stand about 15 minutes from the water. When the cake is cooked, the crust will be white in color.

Step 5 Prepare fish sauce

Prepare fish saucePrepare fish sauce

The delicious taste of Hoi An white rose cake depends a lot on the dipping sauce. A perfect bowl of dipping sauce is a balanced combination of the three flavors of sour, spicy, and sweet.

To create a dipping sauce, you can choose a variety delicious fish sauce and add a little water in appropriate proportions. Then you can add Pickled chili or fresh chili, along with lemon juice, and stir well. The dipping sauce should have a golden color, attractive aroma, moderate sweetness, mild spicy numbness in the tongue when trying and not too sour.

Pay attention to the balance of ingredients and taste to adjust the flavor of the dipping sauce to suit your own taste.

Step 6 Finished product

Finished productFinished product

After the cakes are steamed, you can place them on a plate, placing a layer of green leaves used to line the plate below. To add more appeal to the dish, you can sprinkle a layer of dried onion was gilded on top. Besides, you can prepare a bowl of sweet and sour sauce to accompany.



When you pick up a piece of Hoi An white rose cake and dip it into a bowl of delicious dipping sauce, you will feel the different flavors instantly blending harmoniously. The mild spicy taste on the tip of the tongue, the crust is soft, and the filling is rich and deliciousstimulates all your senses.

Hopefully, the instructions on how to make Hoi An white rose cake above will help you have more knowledge to prepare a delicious dish for your family.

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