13.04.2021, 09:00

Crocodile-shaped bread in Saigon

Every day, in addition to ordinary bread, Mr. Phan Thanh Phuoc (Binh Tan district) also squeezes more crocodile-shaped nests, horses, turtles, frogs … to attract customers to buy.

For more than a year, every morning and afternoon at Alley 123 Ho Hoc Lam, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Phan Thanh Phuoc (37 years old) sells bread like crocodile, crab, frog, turtle … do I do it myself.

Bread rolls usually cost from 2,000 VND to 30,000 VND depending on size and shape. Among the animal sandwiches, alligators and horses were bestsellers. Mr. Phuoc said that the main customers are workers, so the prices are affordable.

“I have been in the bread business for 20 years, before that, I worked as a hired laborer, only two years ago I had the capital to open my own oven. In addition to ordinary bread, I created many different animals for unique and easy to sell.” Mr. Phuoc said.

Crocodile-shaped bread costs 10,000 VND per loaf. Particularly giant crocodile bread must have customers ordered me to make with the price of 50,000 VND a loaf, a kg

In addition, in the basket, Mr. Phuoc also has bread shaped like a horse, crab, ba ba … with many sizes and styles.

The baker’s job usually starts at night and noon. “With animal-shaped bread, I only make it at noon because I have a lot of time to squeeze dough and shape. Depending on my inspiration, one day I would create another animal image, but mainly crocodiles,” said Phuoc. said.

Crocodile loaves after kneading are made by a craftsman using a razor knife … On average, it takes 4 minutes to complete a small animal bread.

With a giant loaf of bread, the owner of the oven will clip the paper to create a crocodile with its teeth.

Other animals such as ducks, ba ba, lizards … are also meticulously detailed before being put in the oven.

“Currently I can make more than a dozen animal models, each animal has a different way of shaping. The most difficult thing about making animal-shaped bread is dough cut and imagination. Because of the craft, the cake is beautiful or ugly. depending on the skills of each person “, Mr. Phuoc said.

Toast in the oven for about 20 minutes will add butter to make it delicious, creating a shine.

Mr. Phuoc put the cake in the basket and prepared to sell. Every day, he baked about 1,500 loaves of regular bread and 70 loaves of animal animals. Follow vnexpress