Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes

Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes ( Bánh Tằm ) belongs to southern people in Vietnam. Made from cassava fruit, cover with coconut meat, sprinkle more roasted sesame and extra coconut syrup on top created a fantastic flavor for anyone has a chance to taste it.

Here is one of amazing dessert you guys should not miss when you have a chance to visit this place.
Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes


- 1 cassava fruit (medium size)
- Coconut milk: 200ml
- White sugar: 50g
- Tapioca starch: 2 tablespoons
- Dried coconut meat, grinded
- White sesame, salt, sugar
- Food colors (any color you love).


- Peel off the cover of cassava; clean well. Soak in water added a little salt in 8 – 10 hours.
Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes
- Use shaving tool to shave cassava well. Then, use your hands to press out all water from cassava fruit to get 200g cassava meat.

- Mix coconut milk with cassava meat in step 2, extra more 80ml thick coconut milk, sugar, tapioca starch and mix well.
Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes
- Separate mixture in step 3 into 2 equal parts (or depend on your choice). Next, add any food color into 1 part. We usually use green color (made from pandan extra water) to create cakes have shapes like worms.

- Spread oil around edges of pattern. Add green mixture cassava and use hand to press firmly on top. Bring to steam about 30 – 45 minutes. Wait to reduce heat and slice into long pieces or square shapes. Repeat this process for the white mixture cassava.
Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes
- Roll through grinded coconut meat. Here is the final step to create one of amazing Vietnamese Dessert Recipes.

- Cook 120ml coconut juice + 1 teaspoon sugar + ½ teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon tapioca starch with small heat until it boils and become thicker. Turn off the heat. Next, roast sesame and grind well, mix it with salt + sugar or depend on your flavor.
Steamed Cassava Soft Worm Cakes
- When serving, add cassava soft worm cakes on plate; pour a little coconut syrup and sprinkle more mixture roasted sesame on top.

As you may know, cassava fruit is really popular in southern area, Vietnam. Cassava fruit also can bring to steam and serve with coconut syrup or mixture roasted sesame + sugar + salt. And when we mention about this fruit, we cannot miss these soft worm cakes (bánh tằm) which comes from many stunning Vietnamese Dessert Recipes. If you have a chance to visit this place, you can easily find this on streets. This food has a unique flavor and really interesting for southern cuisine.
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