Banh Man (Salted Cake)

How could a cake be salted? It doesn’t sound right, but it tastes fine. The creamy tofu-like cake combined with savory topping, and accompanied by mixed fish sauce, bean sprouts and mixed greens make Banh Man an indelible dish. I had this unusual cake two years ago for the fist time prepared by Ba 3 who is an extraordinary sweet woman. I tried it and the delicious taste never escaped my mind. Over the weekend, she made it again as a special request from me so I can take a picture of it and, of course, have another piece of her wonderful Banh Man.