Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Vietnamese Caramel Custard Recipe

(Banh Flan)

For the coffee lovers, you can give the custard a coffee flavor by adding a thin layer of thick coffee between the caramel and egg mixture before steaming. Steam on a lower setting to ensure a smooth custard.

Ingredients : Serves 4-5


300 g

500 ml

1/4 teaspoon

120 ml

Large eggs


Fresh milk

Vanilla powder


Shaved ice

Method :
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well with 100 g sugar, fresh milk and vanilla powder. Set aside.

  • Into a pan, add half the water and the remaining sugar and bring to the boil.

  • stir well until sugar melts and syrup is a caramel color.

  • Add remaining water and stir well. Remove from heat.

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of syrup each into 12 plastic or stainless steel moulds.

  • Fill moulds up with beaten egg mixture. Arrange moulds in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes.

  • To test if custard is cooked, simply insert a bamboo skewer into custard.

  • If the skewer comes out clean, the custard is cooked.

  • Remove from heat and leave to cool. Refrigerate until firm.

  • To serve, use the tip of a small knife to go around inside edge of each mould.

  • Then turn custard out onto dessert plates.

  • Top with a shaved ice.

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