How to make Hanoi’s specialty banh chung reminds me of childhood


Dishes eaten directly in Hanoi or Hanoi specialties bought as gifts are always very diverse and rich, making many diners fascinated. Coming to your beloved Hanoi, you must immediately enjoy dishes such as: Vermicelli with tofu and shrimp paste, Pho Thin Lo Duc, Bun Thang, West Lake shrimp cake, banh che lam, sausage candy, green rice,… However, The dishes mentioned above still cannot warm the hearts of diners. A cake called banh cha makes many diners love this land of Hanoi even more. How to make Hanoi-style Banh Cha? Let’s follow Dung Ha Dried Agricultural Products into the kitchen to immediately discover how to make Ha Thanh’s specialty cake, reminiscent of beautiful childhood.

What kind of cake is Banh Cha?

Banh cha is a familiar snack of many Hanoians from children to the elderly. When talking about autumn in Hanoi, many people will immediately think of the famous sticky rice dish. But it doesn’t stop here, the image of banh cha has become an unforgettable symbol for many Hanoi people when autumn comes. Banh Cha is made entirely from simple, rustic and simple ingredients but contains so much meticulousness in each piece of cake.


No one knows who created Banh Cha and when it existed. Just know that all over the streets of Hanoi, there are many households that manually produce and sell this type of cake. Banh Cha attracts many people because of its golden color and the aroma of traditional ingredients. It all blends together to create a dish that’s hard to refuse every fall.

Banh Cha is very delicious, crispy and greasy. This is a famous snack of Trang An people, very suitable for use at family and friend gatherings during Tet holidays. Not only can you easily find and buy Banh Cha anywhere. Instead, you can absolutely make your own banh cha with a very simple recipe. Let’s go into the kitchen together and find a way to make Ha Thanh specialty cake right away.

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How to make Hanoi’s specialty banh chung that reminds you of your beautiful childhood?

Prepared ingredients

  • 240gr flour
  • 5gr sticky rice flour
  • 150gr lard, diced
  • 100gr white sugar
  • 100gr sausage, diced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 10 fresh lemon leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups of Mai Que Lo wine
  • 20gr cooking oil
  • 30gr peeled zucchini seeds
  • 30g raw, shelled cashews, roasted
  • 30gr white sesame, roasted
  • 30g sliced almonds
  • 30gr lotus jam
  • 100ml sugar syrup

Step 1: Make the cake crust

  • Put in a bowl: 40gr flour + 100ml sugar syrup + 1 egg yolk + 20ml cooking oil + 1/3 fresh lemon leaf
  • Wear plastic gloves, mix all ingredients until well combined
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let the cake dough rest for about 30 minutes


Step 2: Make sugar

  • Put 200ml of water in the pot and boil
  • Boiling water, add diced pork fat and boil until cooked for about 2 – 3 minutes
  • Using a sieve, remove the pork fat from the pot, let it cool and drain
  • Mix boiled fat with sugar in the ratio of sugar = 1/2 the amount of fat
  • Let the sugar grease air dry for 1 – 2 hours to turn the color clear
  • Place the pan on the stove and heat the pan
  • When the pan is hot, add the diced sausage and stir well for about 3 – 4 minutes until cooked through.
  • Pour the entire bowl of sugar and fat into the saucepan and stir-fry with the sausages for 5 minutes over low heat


Note: You should not boil pork fat thoroughly. Boil until just cooked. Overcooking will cause the pork fat to lose its quality and crispness.

Step 3: Make the filling

  • In another bowl, put: 5gr of banh beo flour + white sesame + shelled cashews + shelled zucchini seeds + sliced almonds + lotus jam + sliced lime leaves + Mai Que Lo wine + bowl of sausage and sugar grease
  • Wear plastic gloves, mix all ingredients together
  • Put all the filling into the blender and grind until very small


Step 4: Wrap the cake

  • Take the cake dough and spread it out on a clean table surface (the weight of the cake dough is about 50 – 70gr).
  • Roll the crust dough into long, thin pieces about 1mm
  • Spread the filling evenly into the crust dough
  • Use your hands to wrap and squeeze the dough so that the dough covers the filling
  • Cut the cake into bite-sized pieces


Step 5: Bake the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes
  • Spread foil evenly on the baking tray
  • Lightly brush a layer of cooking oil on the foil to prevent the cake from sticking and burning
  • Neatly arrange each piece of cake cut into small pieces on foil
  • Put the cake tray in the oven
  • Adjust the temperature to 160 degrees Celsius and bake the rolls for about 15 minutes
  • The cake crust turns golden brown, take it out of the oven
  • Put the egg yolks in a bowl, beat well until dissolved
  • Brush a layer of egg yolk around the surface of the cake
  • Put the cake in the oven, bake the cake a second time at 160 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  • When the cake is done, take it out, let it cool and then enjoy


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What should you keep in mind when making Hanoi Banh Cha at home?

To make delicious and authentic Hanoi Banh Cha at home, you need to keep in mind the following things:


  • Wheat flour: You should choose to buy flour from reputable establishments. Choose flour that is still within its expiration date
  • Sausage: Choose to buy sausage at reputable, quality establishments.
  • Nuts: You should also choose to buy at reputable businesses in your area. Choose to buy pre-processed, packaged nuts to reduce baking time.


  • When kneading dough, it is necessary to knead the dough smoothly, thoroughly, evenly, without letting the dough become lumpy
  • Proof the dough properly and for enough time. Let the dough rise for about 2 – 4 hours
  • Bake the cake at medium temperature and for the specified time. Do not bake the cake with too much heat as it will burn the cake

Wishing you success with this cake made with your own hands.

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How many calories are in Ha Thanh’s banh chung?

How to make Ha Thanh fried rice cake has been shared in detail above by Dried Agricultural Products. If you are a person who is building a healthy diet to lose weight, you are definitely very interested in the answer to the question “How many calories are there in fried patties?”. Knowing how many calories are in the cake, you will be able to balance the amount of calories you will take into your body to avoid negative effects on your weight.


This is a very good question that nutrition researchers do not want to ignore such a good, interesting question. According to national nutrition researchers:

  • 100gr of Hanoi banh cha provides about 600 calories.

This is the answer about the amount in Hanoi banh cha. The amount of calories in banh cha is very high. Banh Cha is a quick, convenient, delicious snack loved by many people. So, should people who are overweight or obese eat banh cha? Let’s find out together.

Does eating a lot of cakes cause weight gain and obesity?

The calorie content of Hanoi Banh Cha has been explained in detail above. With such a high calorie content, many people often ask the question, “Will eating a lot of banh chung make me gain weight or become obese?”. To know, let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why eating cake leads to weight gain:

  • First, the amount of calories in 100 grams of banh chung is 600 calories. To fill your stomach, you will need to consume about 900 calories. With such a large amount of calories, far exceeding the standard calorie level, if you consume banh cha instead of the main dish, you will gain 5 – 7kg/week very quickly.
  • Second, the ingredients used to make banh cha use a lot of oil, fat, sugar, salt, lemon leaves, flour, glutinous rice flour,… almost all ingredients contain very high calories and are difficult to digest. Therefore, eating banh cha is very easy to gain weight.

==> Conclusion: Eating too much banh chung will definitely cause you to gain weight. For people with weight gain or obesity, you should extremely limit the use of banh cha.

To be able to fully enjoy the flavor of banh cha at any time without worrying about gaining weight, you should eat dry food in the following ways:

  • Only use about 50g of banh cha (equivalent to 5 banh cha) a day.
  • Eat cake rolls with detox tea.
  • Do not eat before main meals.
  • You should not eat banh cha before going to bed.

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Above is a detailed article answering questions about how to make standard Ha Thanh grilled pork patties that Dried Agricultural Products has shared with readers. It can be seen that making banh cha in Hanoi is very simple, not too difficult or requires high skills. However, the process and time to prepare ingredients will be a bit messy and take a little longer. But when making Hanoi Banh Cha at home, you will always feel secure because the product quality and ingredients always ensure food hygiene and safety. If you have the opportunity to come to Hanoi to experience Hanoi’s autumn, enjoy banh cha, dried green rice and Tay Ho lotus tea.

Wishing you success always!!!

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