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.

Xoi xeo

Sticky rice colored yellow, topped with fried onion and ground mung beans.

Photo: halotravel.vn 

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Xoi ga

White sticky rice with steamed pieces of chicken

Photo: xoichetuyetlan.com

Xoi ngo

Sticky rice mixed with corn (choclo) and have a non-heavy texture.

Xoi Ngo Sticky Rice with Corn. Photo: Dienmayxanh.com

Xoi lac

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.

Photo: congaiba.com

Xoi vo

Sticky rice mixed with ground mung beans and in some cases, lotus seeds

Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn

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Xoi dua

Sticky rice with sliced coconut, sometimes added with sugar and seasame seeds.

Photo: ameovat.com

Xoi Gac

Sticky Rice with Bright Red Colour from Gac fruit.

Photo: bachungyduoc.vn

Read more about Xoi Gac

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