Recipe: Steamed Rice Cake Sandwich - Bánh dày giò

By Helen Le Published: January 4, 2019

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

  • Yield: 10 (1-2 Servings)

Together with banh chung, banh day are served during the Vietnamese lunar new year (Tet) together as a symbol for the harmony between the earth and heaven. In the older days it is believed that the earth is square and the heaven is round. While the square and green banh chung symbolizes the earth, the white and curvy banh day stand for the uphigh heaven. Most people esp. those in the North offer both of these cakes to the ancestors for new year.

  • Combine the flour in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Heat the milk to 80C and pour into the hole. I use milk to take the cake more tasty, but traditionally it is made with just plain hot water.
  • Knead till a dough is formed and wrap in saran wrap. Let sit for 15 minutes. Grease your hand with some vegetable oil.
  • You can divide into 8 pieces or Pinch a piece of dough abt 48g and shape it to a ball. Then flatten it into the thickness of 1cm and place on a piece of parchment paper. Steam in for about 8 minutes.
  • Cut the steamed pork roll into same thickness.