As we travel the world, some of the foods we discover are the most delicious are also the most basic.
- Sauerkraut and kartoffelsalat in Germany
- Pupusas in El Salvador
- Patacones in Ecuador
- Kumara fritters in New Zealand
Here in Vietnam, we’ve discovered a new favorite.
I don’t yet know what it’s called.
However, it’s a pancake of sorts. They basically take fresh coconut, fresh pineapple juice, superfine chopped peanuts, and mashed them with a sweet potato (the white kind, not the orange yams we usually get in the US).
It’s formed into a circle (like a small thick pancake), and cooked over open charcoal.
Each one costs about 25 cents, or you can get 5 for a dollar.
They kind of taste like marshmallows, except imagine that marshmallows actually have lots of good nutrition in them.
I need to figure out what these are called.