I love butter and sugar.


coconut rice ball

My name is Yvonne, and I’m a twenty-something epicurean living in New York City. I love all things sugar, butter, and food-related. In my free time, I enjoy experimenting with new recipes from different cultures and going on foodie adventures throughout New York City and beyond.

I’ve created this blog in hopes of inspiring others to make their own culinary creations at home as well as to explore foods from other cultures with which they may not be familiar.

As I cook, bake, and explore new places, I will share these updates here. Thanks for visiting my site, and please feel free to leave me a note; I love getting messages! Happy cooking, baking, and eating!


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Banh Xeo: Your recipe shows a full liter of batter mix, but the recipe itself only calls for 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 3/4 cups water plus two table spoons…what am I missing? I tried it any way and it never did set up( I only had about 1 cup) thicken like heavy cream. Can you help me?
Jim Roth

Hi Jim,

The reason it looks like there is more batter than the 1/4 C. coconut milk and the 1 3/4 C. water is because the mung beans, cooked rice, plus those liquids end up giving the batter more weight and volume. The consistency of the batter should be like a thin crepe batter. Let me know if that helps!

Hi. Thanks for the reply. It’s better this time, but still too runny. I’ve added some of the pre-made Bahn Xeo mix, I bought it at an Asian store, and that has helped. What kind of rice do you use? When you emulsify the soaked rice in a blender do you get a smooth creamy consistency? Does the rice completely breakup? I still hear it whirling around after 4 min. I have a good Food Processor, Cusisinart, and there was a lot of solids left over after I strained them. I can send you a pic of the solids if your email will accept pics from me. I will keep trying.

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