Next time you’re peckish in Hoi An, Vietnam
, grab one of these delectably soft steamed buns, called Bánh bao, from a passing trader.
While the west has burgers and hot dogs, fast food Vietnamese style is delicious and varied, says CNN Travel
.The Bánh bao (literally ‘wrapping cake’), for example, is a ball-shaped bun stuffed with minced pork or chicken, onion, boiled egg, mushroom and vegetables.
Thought to be an adaptation of the dim sum brought to Vietnam by Cantonese immigrants, the fluffy aromatic bun is ideally eaten straight from the steamer. In these millennial times, you can even get a vegan version