'Banh ap chao', or fried duck meat cake, is a popular street food in the northern province of Cao Bang.
Once you go to Cao Bang, you definitely have to enjoy 7-flavor roasted duck, smoked sausage, sticky rice … and cannot ignore the golden and fatty Cao Bang pudding of meat mixed with sticky sticky rice. extremely attractive.
Unique Cao Bang sausage cake
Banh Bao is a specialty dish of the land of Cao Bang. The people here also call this kind of cake as banh bao chao, also known as duck cake chao. The attractive cake by the crunchy aroma of the crust and the rich sweetness of the duck meat inside combined with the sour and spicy fish sauce are extremely special aftertaste of Northeast cuisine.
If you plan to go to Cao Bang to enjoy the cold and “hunt ice and snow” at the top of Phia Oac mountain, surely you cannot miss the special dish “so” – one of the most delicious and special dishes of Cao Bang comes home every winter.
Although simple, easy to process, the price is also very cheap (only from 3,000 – 5,000 VND / piece) but the taste of Cao Bang Banh Bao is always a taste that every resident here remembers every monsoon season. about. Tourists who come to Cao Bang in winter but have not eaten rice cakes are not called Cao Bang. Banh Bao Chao has also since become a kind of traditional, simple, and extremely important people in this place.Tourists who come to Cao Bang in winter but have not eaten rice cakes are not called Cao Bang
The ingredients to make the cake are not too fussy, including glutinous rice flour, non-glutinous rice flour and meat filling. However, the unique taste here is the cake made with duck. The crust is a mixture of sticky rice, non-glutinous rice, and soybeans. The selected type of rice is the newly harvested rice, the grains are mixed together, soaked carefully for about half a day to soften the rice before grinding into flour. Together with newly harvested non-glutinous rice, soybeans must be Quang Uyen beans with golden heart to produce a thick powdered mixture, ensuring flexibility and deliciousness. After mixing the flour for about 3, 4 hours to fry the cake evenly.The ingredients to make the cake are not too fussy, including glutinous rice flour, non-glutinous rice flour and meat filling
To have a delicious cake, the duck meat is filtered off the bones, marinated with spices like roasted duck, and then cut into small pieces. Slice the dough into pieces, place the duck meat in the middle to make a filling, and press the cake again, slowly drop into a pan of boiling oil, stir until the cake is golden and double-sided, then take out to drain the fat. eat hot. Cao Bang Dumpling Banh Bao served with sweet and sour fish sauce, herbs, and thin-shredded papaya to feel its deliciousness.The delicious rice cakes are thanks to the duck meat.
The delicious rice cakes are thanks to the duck meat. The Tay Nung people have a saying: “Woan pleases and pleases her.” Translated to mean, “there is no meat as delicious as duck, there is no affection that is as close as a sisterhood”. Eating rice cakes is to eat the sister’s love. It stuck together like a special glue. It is hard to part or crush the cake in the oral cavity with your teeth. The sweetness intertwined, slowly drifting into the throat. Whenever I drift, I feel warm to go there. People see through each other’s guts, it seems that only in Cao Bang.
Cao Bang Dumplings Hot food with sweet and sour fish sauce, herbs and thinly shredded papaya can feel all the delicious flavors of the cake and understand why referring to Cao Bang is to mention the chao cake. And vice versa, when it comes to Banh Bao Chao, we have to say to Cao Bang land.
The delicious taste of the rice cakes
The hot, crunchy, fragrant flavors of the cake, the rich and sweet flavor of duck meat blend with the delicious taste of sweet and sour fish sauce and fresh green vegetables. In particular, the aroma of the banh chung spreads over a large space, holding the feet of many passersby to enjoy a few hot, fragrant saucepan plates to satisfy both the sense of smell and taste and to Warm stomach in the winter weather.The hot, crunchy and fragrant flavors of the cake, rich and sweet, of duck meat
Banh Banh Chao is available from late autumn to early winter, through spring next year. On this autumn-winter occasion, the mountainous areas are colder than the lowlands, with much rain, making people hungry quickly. Because they have to spend a lot of energy on milpa farming, farming, harvesting crops to avoid rain and wind. There must be a little bit of warmth to the body, otherwise, the whole night will lie down and listen to the old heart’s young heart competing to “protest”. Spend five or ten thousand silver coins, you will be spoiled for being fond of this cake until the morning. In this cold weather, there is a piece of hot, smelly mouth, nothing more happy than. Someone said, “Happiness only a few steps away from me. Happiness is far from “. There is no quick, quick, and effective solicitation like eating.The cake shop is available from late autumn to early winter
The love of tourists for cuisine, nature, mountains, and people of Cao Bang has never been enough, is shallow. And that kind of love is rekindled and doubled when it motivates visitors with the promise of “coming back to Cao Bang someday” to enjoy the sweet rice cake flavored with love.