On every first day of the lunar month, market vendors produce these little cakes for sale at their stalls. They’re a popular offering at altars for the ancestors and can, of course, be enjoyed by the living after the joss sticks have burnt down.
In addition, the green bean cake (Banh Dau Xanh) is usually served as snacks, just like tea biscuits, when drinking tea. The sweet flavor of the cake blending in with lotus tea is a perfect match when we enjoy a sip of tea. This combination really has the power of bringing people closer in a warm atmosphere. And to stress the difference among Banhs, Banh Dau Xanh is made purely of sugar and mung bean powder – imagine the making of macaroon elsewhere in the world!