Tasting delicious white rose cake in Hoi An

Vac cake is basically a dumpling comprising of two small 2-inch diameter rounds of rice paper, with a dime-sized lump of meat filling right in the center.

When the rice paper is steamed, the edges get soft and chewy and warp a little, making the dumpling look like a white flower. 

They are presented about 15 on a plate, topped with crunchy bits of toasty garlic and served with a sweet dipping sauce.

When prepared well the texture is soft but slightly chewy, sweet from the sauce and crunchy/salty from the toasted garlic, savory from the shrimp meat filling. 

The translucence of the flour along with the color of the shrimp meat gives it the appearance of a white rose petal.

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