Bánh phu thê (literally "husband and wife cake") or bánh xu xê is a Vietnamese dessert made from rice with mung beans stuffing wrapped in a box made of pandan leaves. The dessert was traditionally given by a suitor but is now part of many wedding banquets. It is a typical cake that people use in wedding day. In that day, husband will send this cake to wife. It is representing the happy future forever for their life.
- ^ Thị Chơi Triệu, Trieu Thi Choi, Marcel Isaak Food of Vietnam - Authentic Recipes from the Heart of Indochina 1998 Page 124 "BANH GOI & BANH PHU THE - Wrapped Rice Cakes & Husband and Wife Cakes Opposite: Wrapped Rice Cakes (left) and Husband and Wife Cakes (right) "
- ^ Kong Foong Ling, Ming Tsai, Chiong Liew The Food of Asia Page 186 2002 "Banh Phu The - Husband and Wife Cakes The name of this traditional dessert comes from the two parts that are ..."
- ^ World and Its Peoples: Eastern and Southern Asia Volume 6 Marshall Cavendish Corporation - 2007 - Page 839 "Before the wedding meal, a bride may receive banh phu the, a dessert traditionally given by a suitor and now part of many wedding banquets."