A Food Lover's Travel Guide to the Best of Vietnamese Food

Banh Cam

Orange Cake

Also known as bánh rán, bánh cam is a tasty street snack that can be found at a stand, being sold by a Vietnamese lady. It's a deep fried ball of glutinous rice dough filled with sweet mung bean. I realize that a few of those words may turn you off. Glutinous? In the era of gluton allergies?! Mung bean? Trust me, try it and you'll see how delicious it is. It's crispy, yet chewy. Sesame seeds adorn the outside and give it a touch of nuttiness (both in look and taste). Banh Cam is called orange cake because it supposedly looks like an orange, not because it tastes like one. In fact, there is no orange in it. They are sometimes covered in a sticky caramel that adds to its deliciousness.

Where To Find It:

Ho Chi Minh City
From a bicycle vendor around all over district 1.