Different Types of Vietnamese Sticky Rice (Xoi)
It will be a big miss if you come to Vietnam without trying “xoi”. Made from sticky rice, xoi has as many variants as you can imagine.
Vietnamese stick rice with its side disks
It will be a big miss if you come to Vietnam without trying “xoi”. Made from sticky rice, xoihas as many variants as you can imagine. “Xoi” is a very common food in Vietnam, and one can find it anywhere from the roadside vendors to luxuriously traditional restaurants. However, “xoi” is not “xoi” anymore when eating in an air-conditioned room with professional services. After all, “xoi” is still street food, which means that people should buy and enjoy it on the street!
Here are the most popular types of Xoi in Vietnam.
Sticky rice colored yellow, topped with fried onion and ground mung beans.
Read more about Xoi Xeo
White sticky rice with steamed pieces of chicken
Sticky rice mixed with corn (choclo) and have a non-heavy texture.
Xoi Ngo Sticky Rice with Corn. Photo: Dienmayxanh.com
Sticky rice steamed with peanut
Sticky rice with peanuts and coconuts (photo: 24h.com.vn)
Xoi do den
Sticky rice with black beans.
Xoi do den with sesame (Photo: cooky.vn)
Xoi do xanh
Sticky rice with mung beans.
Sticky rice mixed with ground mung beans and in some cases, lotus seeds
Read more about Xoi Vo
Sticky rice with sliced coconut, sometimes added with sugar and seasame seeds.
Sticky Rice with Bright Red Colour from Gac fruit.
Read more about Xoi Gac
Most common add-ons for Vietnamese Xoi.
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