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Giant crocodile-shaped bread excites local diners

Batches of crocodile-shaped bread weighing a hefty 1.5kg with a length of 60cm are being sold at a store in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, provoking a buzz on social media in recent days.

 

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Nguyen Thanh, owner of the bakery, states that his original plan was to create batches of enormous bread for display purposes only, although local people quickly took a liking to his creation, leading to the products selling out each day.

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A single giant crocodile-shaped loaf of bread is sold at VND50,000.

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Due to the size of the bread, one batch is enough for up to five people.

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Chefs typically spend three hours a day baking a total of six loafs of giant bread. Normally around 50 batches are consumed each day, although on busy days this number can rise to 100 in a single day.

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In the past, the one-metre long bread of An Giang province caught the eye of global media outlets after being named as one of the world’s most bizarre foods.

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Cyprus-based travel site Brightside released a list of the 15 strangest foods worldwide this year, with the metre-long, three kilogram bread from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang being named among them.

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According to local bakers, the giant bread from An Giang province costs VND50,000 per loaf, and typically takes an hour to roast in the oven.

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Images showing the giant bread have gone viral on social media in recent times.

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