banh bao banh vac (bánh bao bánh vạc)
Name of a culinary specialty
and signature dish from Hoi An, somewhat similar to
wonton noodles and reminiscent of Thai
kanom cho muang. It is
made from small rounds of
with a tiny filling of meat in the centre, usually
seasoned minced pork or shrimp.
When the rice paper is steamed, the edges get soft and chewy and warp a
little, making the
translucent white dough
look like a white flower. Hence,
the dumplings are in
English referred to as White Rose Dumplings.
The dumplings are topped with bits of crunchy toasted
and served with
sweet chili sauce
English, also known as
Hoi An White Rose Dumpling.