Trending Food in Viet Nam
There is one thing I think most of travelers can’t experience when it comes to Vietnamese food culture. It’s the change in food movement. In Vietnam, there’s always a food trend. It can range from snacks to main dishes. The dish becomes extremely popular in a short period of time and slowly die out. For people who doesn’t live in the country, it’s hard to know which food is a trend because of the diversity of foods in the culture itself.
In 2015, salted egg sponge muffins/cakes have become one of the biggest trends ever. I remember shortly after the trend buzzed out, it had become so popular that it made its way to Canada. The Vietnamese communities in Canada have started to make this savoury dessert and sold it online. As a curious queen, I jumped on the trend and quickly figured out why it was such a big success.
There are four components that will make you crave for more after the first bite. The buttery muffin base, cheesy topping, savoury dried shredded pork and salted eggs are truly the heroes of the treat. When you bite into the muffin, the saltiness and buttery taste of the muffin base will active your taste buds getting it ready for the cheesy topping, tasty shredded pork and the unique taste of the salted egg. These four layers complement each other in a fantastic way. It represent for three different taste: Savouriness, Cheesiness/Sweetness, and Saltiness. Not only that, it provides four different texture experiences: Soft, Runny, Chewy and Chunky. It’s one of those dishes that’s hard to forget.
With that being said, you are free to take one of the toppings out of the recipe if you don’t have enough time to prepare everything or simply don’t enjoy the taste of the ingredient. However, you can’t completely eliminate all the toppings. The muffin base itself doesn’t do the trick. I would say that the queen is just a princess until she get her crown. So, just don’t take her crown away. It’s a crime.
I didn’t make the cream cheese this time because I was extremely ……….. #Lazy!!
Here is another thing. I've recently started watching Game of Thrones. I know I know, I'm so way behind. There is a scene in season 1 which Joffrey beheaded Ned Stark and put his head on a spike. For some reasons, this inspired me so much that I decided to do a " Muffin On A Spike" Picture. It turned out pretty great. It also looks like a rose from a different aspect. It's death, it's beauty, It's a deadly rose !!
Salted Egg Muffins - Bánh Bông Lan Trứng Muối