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Kitchenware: A Guide To Preparing Banh Cam


Chewy inside and crispy on the outside! That’s how we describe Banh Cam, a popular Vietnamese dessert. This is like a version of a crispy doughnut with a twist. If you want to try this recipe at home, here are essential kitchenware you must have in the kitchen.

Kitchenware: A Guide to Preparing Banh Cam
Kitchenware: A Guide To Preparing Banh Cam

Banh Cam, are deep-fried glutenous balls coated with sesame seeds, stuffed with sweet mung bean paste. The dough is made by combining glutenous rice flour, baking powder, mashed potatoes, and more.  Not only that you can find lots of recipe of Ban Cam online but as well as experiment your own recipe.

Though there are various recipes available the kitchenware used to cook this dish are generally the same. So, without further ado, here is a list of kitchenware necessary for making Banh Cam.

Deep Fryer

If your opting for a crispy Banh Cam then here is a quality deep fryer that can get the job done for you. It comes with a deep fryer container and weaved metal frying basket which strains all the excess oil away.

Deep Fryer
Deep Fryer

Kitchenware like this may be used in various recipes. You can fry here fresh potato fries, onion rings, chips, fried chicken, calamari, and more. The fryer has a non-slip rubber grip feature and comes with a glass lid. Furthermore, the fryer is made of stainless steel material and is very easy to maintain. With a deep fryer, you can cook crispy recipe anytime you want.

Microwave Vegetable Steamer

Here’s a microwave vegetable steamer you can use for steaming the potato needed for the Banh Cam’s dough. All you need to do is wash the potato clean, put it inside this container and place the container in the microwave. In a few minutes, you got freshly steamed potato that is ready to be smashed.

Microwave Vegetable Steamer
Microwave Vegetable Steamer

The microwave vegetable steamer is a two-tray container stacked together. The bottom tray is where the water is placed and the top portion is where you put the vegetable that needs to be steamed. It is convenient kitchenware to use providing you with only healthy meals.

Potato Ricer Stainless Steel Masher

Since the dough of the Ban Cam is mixed with mashed potato, durable kitchenware like the potato smasher is needed. After steaming the potato, it can be easily smashed with this tool.

Potato Ricer Stainless Steel Masher
Potato Ricer Stainless Steel Masher

No need for exerting extra effort using a fork or spoon to smash potatoes because with this smasher all you need to do is place the potato inside the stainless-steel container. Once the potato is in the container, gently press the smasher and smashed potatoes will pop out of the small holes found on the bottom of the smasher. What’s good about this tool is you can also use it for smashing other vegetable and fruits. It may also be used to extract juice out of citrus fruits.

Steel Food Tongs with Strainer

When it comes to frying, you need to have a handy tong to get cooked food out of the fryer. We highly recommended this tong because it is not your regular tong. 

Steel Food Tongs with Strainer
Steel Food Tongs with Strainer

This kitchenware is designed with a mesh strainer on one side to easily grip the food while draining the excess oil at the same time. Multifunction kitchenware such as this is a really good value for money. Moreover, it’s like buying two utensils in one package. It makes frying easier and enjoyable! 

Stuffed Meatball Maker Manual Meatball Machine

Once the dough and the fillings are set, it’s time to mold the Ban Cam in circles. To make your work faster and easier here is a manual meatball maker which you can use for making perfectly round Ban Cam.

Stuffed Meatball Maker Manual Meatball Machine
Stuffed Meatball Maker Manual Meatball Machine

To use it, first fill the middle column with dough mixture, this will look like a half-sphere. Second, pull the presser going to the middle portion to create a space for the filling. Third, place the filling into the space made earlier, make sure that it is just enough to prevent from overflowing the dough. Lastly, place another dough mixture on the other column of the mold and pull it toward the middle column to make a spherical shape. After doing so, you’ll have a perfect round shape of Ban Cam. Toss the Ban Cam in a bowl of sesame seed before frying.

Ban Cam can be partnered with syrup or another dipping. If you’ve mastered making Ban cam, you may also try making Banh Ran. The preparation and cooking are just the same, but they differ in filling ingredients. What’s best about this kitchenware we have presented is they are all versatile. Having said all of these, having a reliable kitchenware, you’ll definitely be able to cook numerous recipes.

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