Int’l tourists learn to wrap Chung cake
Visitors from the UK, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea participated in a Chung cake (square glutinous rice cake) wrapping festival on January 13. The event was organised by The Cliff Resort and Residences in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan province.
At the festival, Vietnamese cooks taught participants how to make a Chung cake and told them the legend of the cake.
The square glutinous rice cake is stuffed with glutinous rice, fat meat and green bean. All the ingredients are wrapped by phrynium leaves and tied up by bamboo strings.
Wearing traditional Vietnamese costumes, Eliseev Dmitrii and his wife from Russia said that they were very happy after wrapping the Chung cake.
Eliseev Dmitrii had heard a lot about Vietnam’s Tet but it is the first time he could wrap Chung cakes. He said that preparing traditional Vietnamese food is interesting as he can learn more about Vietnam’s culture.
According to Phung Kim Vy, chairwoman of the Cliff Resort & Residences’s Management Board, the event will help international tourists get better understanding on traditional cuisine and culture of the Vietnamese people.
She stressed that the Cliff Resort and Residences will launch more interesting programmes to introduce the beauty of Vietnamese tradition to foreigners such as teaching them how to make a “non la” (Vietnamese conical hat) or reproducing Tet flower market.VOV