At the “Ho Chi Minh city-Our home” festival, we had opportunities enjoying different kinds of foods.
We caught sight of Poffertjes which are Holland small pancake puffs made of buckwheat flour and yeast. We noticed these mini pancakes first because of the special large pan with many small indentations.
I saw the cook mixing the milk, egg, vanilla, butter and the flour together and then pouring the mixture into the indentations. We loved it so much when the pancakes were served hot on the dish. These pancakes puffs were fluffy, soft, not sweet and taste a little bit plain, so they were often served with powdered sugar and melted butter to enhance the taste. I love the way they sprinkled the powered sugar on the pancakes. The white coarse sugar did not only sweeten the pancakes but also decorated the mini pancakes.
We enjoyed the food called Roti canai which are often seen in Indonesia and Malaysia.
This is a kind of flatbread served with many flavours such as strawberries, chocolates, bananas or chicken curries. I love the way the chef flatten the dough. Then he chopped the fresh strawberries and sprinkled them on the flat dough. The red color of strawberries really stands out in the milky-colored dough. Then he flipped the dough into the square shape skillfully and fried it on the pan. I love the scent from the hot flat bread on the frying pan. Then finally, the flat crepe was served hot on the dish. I couldn’t wait to taste it. The flatbread had the taste of fat milk, eggs and sweetish sugar. I love the flaky crust of the fried flat bread and the sour sweet taste of chopped fresh strawberries inside. The flatbread was a little tough, so you need to use your hand instead of the fork to eat.
The food on the right was called as Satay, a dish of seasoned and grill meat. I haven’t tried this yet, but it seemed very delicious because of the grilled edges and the reddish sauce.
Then we tried other Asian foods. I couldn’t remember the names, but basically they were flat biscuits with special sauce, fried noodles with eggs and grilled chicken.