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July 31, 2018
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Lang Vong green sticky rice – Gift of the Village of Vietnam

Lang Vong green sticky rice is a culinary specialties of Vietnam. This is a typical product of Vong village (Hau hamlet), about 5-6 km from central Hanoi, now is Dich Vong Hau ward, Cau Giay district, Hanoi.

The story of Lang Vong green sticky rice


Coming from the legend: On a fall of a thousand years ago, when the rice began to turn yellow, it rained heavily, big winds, broken dykes, the highest rice field also drowned . People around the Vong village to cut the young rice to dry roasted, eat gradually and resist hunger. Unbelievably, the product reluctantly has its own flavor, very attractive, making the Vong village people often do to eat every fall.

The process to make Lang Vong green sticky rice


To keep the heat, the oven must be covered with coal slag with a thickness of 15cm on the upper part and  40 cm thickness of below the foot, but not burned with coal (too much heat) that must be used firewood (easy to adjust fire). At first roasting with medium fire, when the grain is white again, then reduce the fire. Roasted rice must be stirred continuously, so that is same heat for everything. Spend 30 minutes then try it. Each time trying to pick up five seeds placed on a piece of wood, pressing by your thumbs on each grain.

After rice are roasted, cooled, put into the mortar, each batch of about 5 kg. For about ten minutes, the husk is exposed, the husk is gone, the ejaculation, up to 7 times, each time depending on the dried or wet nuggets that measures. The fifth retreat must be divided into 3 types: nuggets, young nuggets and nuggets and separate each type in the last two. The finished specimen is wrapped in two layers of leaves. The inner layer is green leaf and cool leaves keep the nut dry and not fade green precious jade; The outer layer is a lotus leaf with a pleasant aroma, high bar.
Cake – delicious little sugar cake

Where Can I Buy Green Sticky Rice Cake ?


Normally, if you want to buy Hanoi Cake, people will come to Hang Than Street. This is quite famous street with two types of rice cake and rice cake. Along the way see almost every home sells, very easy to buy and choose. Attractive features in the cake of Hanoi noodles is that when reaching the upper guests still smell new, plastic and aromatic. The square symbolizes the land, the blue symbolizes the homemade flavor, the sweet coconut green coconut as the sentiment of the Hanoi people sent to visitors. This cake, together with the harmony in its meaning, deserves to be considered one of Hanoi’s specialties as the most valued and preserved gift. So if you have the chance to try this great food offline!

How much does it cost?


When buying or buying as a gift for the average person, one often buys one. Average price of a cake here from about 4000 VND to 7000 VND per seat. The price is pretty cheap for a good tasting. But because the shelf life of this cake is quite short, only about 3 to 5 days so you should not buy too many at once.
Bao Dai’s favorite cereal store – the last king of Vietnam
At the beginning of the last century, two of Nguyen Dang Sanh and To Thi Vinh opened a fried casserole cake, sold with spicy cake called Vinh Loc. Thanks to the special taste, the bakery quickly attracted crowds at that time. Well-known far away, bakery not only attracted guests in the country but also the French people are very fond of.

The reputation of the bakery went to King Bao Dai, the king himself down to enjoy. After eating, the king complained. In order to preserve the unique specialty of the nation, Bao Dai has bestowed only Vinh Loc bakery, which complimented the “excellent” flavor.
Today, the identity is still kept by descendants and worshiped solemnly as a pride of the people who made Ha Cu.

It can be said that nuggets and cereal products are great things in the Vietnamese food real life in Vietnam. Do not forget to enjoy the com when you come to Vietnam.

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