Banh Bao Banh Vac, or White Rose Dumplings - Hoi An, Vietnam

White Rose dumplings from Hoi An, Vietnam

White rose dumpling or Banh Bao Banh Vac, Hoi An food
Delicious soft rose dumpling in night market 
A plate of white rose dumplings is a special Hoi An dish. The name of the dish comes from how the dumplings look when served. White rose dumpling are made from rice paper stuffed with meat (usually shrimp). Then, the dumplings are steamed until they are perfectly cooked. The dish is garnished with fried onions and shallots, and served with sweet chili dipping sauce.

It's the night of Hoi An Lantern Festival, a night when people go out to  the river to float a lantern on the water and make a wish. After coming back from the river, we are hungry! The Hoi An Night Market is very crowded and busy on the night. We are tired and hungry and ready to head back to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing, so we walk into the nearest restaurant on the side of the walking street and settle in for a late night snack. The restaurant serves many different Vietnamese foods, but we decide to order one of Hoi An's most famous dishes.

Wow! The white rose dumplings actually looked like a white flower! I wondered if the taste would be as good as it looked. I didn't waste any time. The moment you first bite into a dumling, the flavor of the shrimp kicks right in. I really like the menu, but to be honest it's not that different from other kind of Chinese-style dumplings that I've had. It's a great snack for when you are so, so hungry!

The restaurant has good, quick service. It's pretty clean and had comfortable seats. It can be a little loud and crowded in evening time since it's just next to Hoi An's walking street..

Price : 49.000 VND

Location: Quan An Binh Dan Cuong