West Lake shrimp cakes: Hanoi's special savory snack

WEDNESDAY, 27/03/2019 10:21:30

West Lake Shrimp Cake (Banh Tom Ho Tay) is one of the most famous dishes of Hanoi. The savory snack is highly recommended by the CNN as the one food that everyone has to try in the city.

The cakes are made from crayfish or shrimps from rivers or from the West Lake


Frying oil must also be at the best quality so that the cakes do not absorb too much oil

West Lake Shrimp Cakes are popular not only in Hanoi but also in other areas of Vietnam

Shrimp cake coating must be soft and smooth

Though made of really simple ingredients, this special kind of cakes has had a considerable contribution to Hanoi cuisine



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