Instead of actual cake layers this crepe cake consists of stacked French crepes filled with pastry creme filling and is topped with juicy strawberry sauce.
It’s the day before Valentine’s Day!
Are you excited? Annoyed?
Here in South East Asia it seems to be not much of a big deal. Especially not this year, where it falls so close after Chinese New Year. Which is a VERY big deal!
It also seems to differ from country to country. Last year in Thailand there definitely where pink and hearty decorations in the big stores and different kinds of Valentines products to buy.
In Malaysia – just one country South of Thailand – it is actually illegal! As we learnt from some friends and fellow travelers who are staying there at the moment. Thinking of the Christian background of the ‘holiday’ I guess it makes sense in a Muslim country.
This year, here in Vietnam I don’t seem to notice anything Valentines related. Now, I don’t know if this is because the New Year’s celebrations are putting it into the shadow this year or if it is generally not observed.
By the way…wait. What? Vietnam?
Last week my husband and I traveled from Northern Thailand to Ho Chi Minh City (also known and still referred to as Saigon) in Vietnam. We’ll be located out of here for the next 3 months. Or at least that’s the plan for now.
We are excited to get to know another SE Asian country with its history and distinct cuisine. I’ve already seen cakes at the bakery but have yet to try one.
So for now I bring you a cake that we enjoyed still back in Thailand – Crepe Cake. Instead of actual cake layers it has a whole lot of French crepes stacked on top of each other with luscious pastry creme filling in between the layers.
It is topped with a strawberry and fruity strawberry sauce.
This was my first time having crepe cake. It is definitely different from actual cake. Not too sweet and also not fluffy. I loved taking apart the layers of a bite in my mouth
I found a great recipe for crepe cake by Lily from Lily’s Wai Sek Hong and added a recipe for strawberry sauce with it below. I love that this dessert also comes together without the use of an oven, which has me thinking I might try working on another crepe cake version soon.