Besides the majestic Ban Gioc waterfall, the historical Pac Bo relic or the dreamy Thang Hen lake… Cao Bang is also attracted by the diverse and unique local cuisine.
With the gifts from the rustic and simple nature, the skillful hands of the people here have created countless delicious and attractive specialty dishes. Sticky sticky rice is one of the outstanding names that cannot be ignored.
Cao Bang sticky rice was announced by the Vietnam Record Association – Vietnam Record Organization in the list of top 100 typical dishes and specialties of Vietnam. (Photo: supportcongdulich)
Not fussy or containing many ingredients like salty sticky rice in Saigon or sticky rice in Hanoi, Cao Bang sticky rice with simple ingredients but bold flavor of the mountains still has an irresistible attraction for tourists.
Sticky rice and black filling are the two most important ingredients to make sticky rice filling. Although encapsulated in terms of ingredients, the process of making a delicious pot of sticky rice with the right taste is not simple.
When cooked slowly, the essential oil blends into the sticky rice, creating a very pleasant aroma. (Photo: Be Hau)
To have delicious sticky rice filling, the selected sticky rice must be the right seasoned sticky rice. Glutinous rice is soaked in water for 8-10 hours, then washed, put in a mixing bowl with fillings, mixed with a little salt to make sticky rice longer and more flavorful and cooked with low heat.