On street corners in Saigon, one can easily see the cassava cake vendors who shape the cakes with one hand and fry them in a hot oil pan with another. They turn out yellow crispy cakes which are so delicious that any visitor should try them.
It is simple to make fried cassava cake, the main ingredients of which are cassava and rice flour. First peel fresh cassava roots, soak them in water and then mill into flour. Mix the cassava flour with rice flour, chili powder, green onion and fennel, and shape the dough mixture into round cakes. Fry the cakes in the hot oil till they turn yellow and crispy.
Due to its simple recipe, this delicious dish is also a favorite choice of Saigon housewives for family parties or meetings with friends.