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Sweet Potato, Coconut, Peanut, and Pineapple

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.
Hoi An, Vietnam street food
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.

2 thoughts on “Sweet Potato, Coconut, Peanut, and Pineapple

  1. Shannon

    YUM! Those sound delicious! Pupusas are my favorites, and these kind of sound like sweet pupusas (although I’m sure they are quite different).

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