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Sweet Tooth: Where to Get Cambodian Desserts in Saigon

Saigon might be a hub for international cuisine but while we twirl our pasta and dip our nan, fare from some regions can be hard to find, even if they’re right next door. Thanh Nien recently visited one of the city’s rare Cambodian desert stalls and found a plethora of delicious treats.

Huynh Thi Huoi runs the stall in District 10’s Le Hong Phong Market and uses pure can sugar, rather than the commonly used processed variety, to give his deserts a special brightness and taste.

One of the most popular dishes on Huoi’s menu is bi chung (steamed pumpkin), which is made by scooping out a pumpkin’s flesh and replacing it with a mixture of milk powder, condensed milk, coconut milk and egg yolk. 


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Another of Huoi specialties is che hat me which includes roasted tamarind seeds and coconut milk.

Huoi said that all of her ingredients are imported from Cambodia weekly to maintain the traditional taste.

Head over to Thanh Nien for the full menu and more information about this unique stall.

Le Hong Phong Market (in the Alley No. 374 on Le Hong Phong Street, Ward 1, District 10.

 

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