Xoi Xeo (Sticky Rice with Mung Bean)

July 12, 2023 - 1050 views

Xoi Xeo is a classic Vietnamese breakfast dish. Let's find out more about this unique dish.

An ideal breakfast is the one including all the following nutrition: protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, today, due to a busy life, inclement weather, the habit of getting up early to cook at home is no longer maintained. With the limit of time spent on breakfast, sticky rice is one of the most common dishes chosen by many people. Xoi Xeo (Sticky Rice with Mung Bean) is one of the Vietnamese unique dishes.

Overview of Xoi Xeo

In fact, Xoi Xeo is a classic Vietnamese breakfast dish. Xoi Xeo also is a great anytime snack for children. It is made from glutinous or sweet rice. Xoi Xeo typically steamed and combined with a variety of beans. After that, for a sweet and savory taste, it was topped with shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, and fried onions.

Xoi Xeo Hanoi

Xoi Xeo is a classic Vietnamese breakfast dish

Ingredients and processing tips of Xoi Xeo

  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 3 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup peeled split mung bean
  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous/sweet rice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Onions, etc.

Wash the green beans until the water is clear (about 4 times). Soak the beans for 2 hours. Wash sticky rice until the water is clear (about 3 times). Soak the rice for 1 hour. Then, drain both green beans and glutinous rice and place them in a separate bowl. Put green beans in the pot to steam. Steam the beans for about 15–20 minutes. After the beans are cooked, put them in a blender or mortar. The onion is peeled, sliced ​​into thin pieces. You should chop the onions before frying for a few hours.

Vietnamese Xoi Xeo

Xoi Xeo in Hanoi 

There is no denying that Xoi Xeo is good and easy to eat. However, the time to make this dish is quite time-consuming. You will have to work right from the stage of choosing glutinous rice and green beans. The cook must choose a good kind of sticky yellow flower. Then pick up, soak in warm water for about 5 hours and then add a little salt, put in the pot, and cooked it. Onions are sliced, sun-dried, put in a pan of fat, and fry it up. Chicken fat is heated, then put into a bowl. On the other hand, the Sticky Rice and Mung Bean just need to be warmed in the microwave for about a minute. 

Xoi Xeo in Vietnam

Xoi Xeo is good and easy to eat

Some good places to eat Xoi Xeo

1. Ngon Restaurant

  • Address: 18 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoan Kiem District- 5 minutes by walk from Silk Path Hotel Hanoi and 5 minutes by taxi from Silk Path Boutique Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 06:30 a.m – 09:45 p.m

2. Xoi Yen

  • Address: 35 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem – 5 minutes by taxi from Silk Path Hotel Hanoi / Silk Path Boutique Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 05:30 a.m – 11:00 p.m

Xoi Yen in Hanoi

Xoi Yen

3. Xoi Cat Lam

  • Address: 24B Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: +84 965 464 858
  • Opening hours: 07:00 am - 10:00 p.m

Xoi Cat Lam

Xoi Cat Lam

All in all, Xoi Xeo is one of the fast and nutritious dishes that you must try when visiting Vietnam. Let's keep it in mind and taste it when you travel to Vietnam. Have a nice trip!

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