Delicious Cheese for Everyone!

Vietnamese food is famous the world over. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what those in the know said.

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American novelist, editor, and travel writer, Hanya Yanagihara, once expressed her admiration for Vietnamese cuisine, stating, “I appreciate the delicate floral flavors that are infused in Vietnamese dishes, particularly when paired with seafood. This unique combination defies expectations and surpasses culinary boundaries.”

“In Vietnam, you have successfully elevated rice dishes to a new level,” stated renowned TV chef Gordon Ramsey. “While the UK also has rice-based dishes, the ones found in Vietnam are particularly impressive.”

Anthony Bourdain, a frequent traveler to Vietnam and a passionate aficionado of Vietnamese cuisine, fondly remarked: “Vietnam captivates you and refuses to release its hold. Once you develop an affection for it, that affection remains everlasting. Every sense is enthralled in this remarkable country.”

With all the recognition it has received, it may be surprising to learn that one of Vietnam’s most beloved dishes is rather straightforward – cheese on a stick.

A cheesy treat for all ages
CRISPY: Cheese sticks fresh out of the frying pan. VNS Photos Bao Hoa

Although this snack is more commonly consumed in the western world, it continues to generate a strong appeal among the Vietnamese population. This particular delicacy has captivated their tastebuds, leaving them craving for more.

Vu Tu Anh, the proprietor of Bánh Gà Hua store, has been expertly crafting these delectable cheese snacks for over two years. She firmly believes that the key to a truly exceptional cheese snack lies in the art of frying it to perfection.

“On an average day, I sell approximately 150 cheese sticks. It’s interesting to note that children seem to have a particular affinity for this snack,” she remarked.

First, I took a block of mozzarella cheese and carefully divided it into evenly sized pieces, each weighing exactly 12 grams.

“I coated them in batter and breadcrumbs before frying them to perfection.”

Producing this delectable snack requires nothing short of perfection.

Tu Anh explained that deep frying is a particularly challenging step due to the risk of the cheese melting and leaking through the coating.

The ideal temperature for frying is a very high heat for one minute.

If you are considering trying her recipe at home, it is important to closely monitor the cooking process.

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“When the cheese starts leaking out, it’s done.”

 
A cheesy treat for all ages
DIVISION: A block of mozzarella is split into equal parts to make the sticks.

In other regions, this culinary delight is widely favored among children, while here in Vietnam, it also holds a special appeal for young adults—particularly students who opt for a quick indulgence before their classes commence.

Pham Thi Quyen, the proprietor of Quán Tít Bách Khoa, has gained popularity among students due to the strategic location of her establishment, situated in close proximity to Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

“The residents of this dormitory, who are predominantly international students, have a penchant for consuming cheese sticks,” she remarked.

“They offer a wide selection of items for both dine-in and takeout. This restaurant is a favorite among Vietnamese students as well.”

One of the reasons why this snack is highly favored is due to its immense popularity among the students, who are always eager to stay updated on the latest trends.

It’s unlikely that this simple cheese on a stick can truly embody what Anthony Bourdain meant when he said, “All the senses are engaged here.”

A cheesy treat for all ages
SNACK OFF: Fried cheese sticks are a popular street food for young people in Hanoi.

Pham Minh Hang, a 21-year-old student, expressed her admiration for the cheese filling, stating, “I thoroughly enjoy extracting it from the coating.”

Le Thi Linh Chi, a 21-year-old student, shared her love for fried foods. According to her, fried cheese sticks are a must-have snack option.

In my hometown, we offer cheese sticks at our snack shops. However, the taste of these delectable treats may vary depending on the distinct ingredients used by each shop.

At this location, I believe the taste of our food is enhanced due to the delightful experience of pulling out melted cheese. Additionally, the overall flavor profile is notably more decadent.

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