Bánh Tằm - Silkworm cake

By Helen Le Published: June 26, 2012

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

  • Yield: 4-6 Servings

Made from grated cassava coated in coconut flakes , this sweet treat resembles silkworms, and hence the name.

  • In a bowl, dissolve the sugar, tapioca starch and salt in water. Then add the grated cassava and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 3 portions and then add food coloring to each.
  • Stream the coconut flakes for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  • Grease the silicon baking pans (or shallow plates with 20cm/ 8-inch diameter) with some vegetable oil. Pour the mixture into the pans, spread out evenly and steam each batch for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before cutting. Cut the steamed cakes into 7cm/3-inch strips (chopstick thick) and roll them in the grated coconut. Served as a snack.