Phu The cake - An eternal symbol of love

Phu The cake is an eternal symbol of the love of husbands and wives in Vietnamese culture.

A legend says King Ly Anh Tong (1136 - 1175) was leading his army on the battlefield amidst a brutal war, he received a box holding a nearly decorated cake made by the Queen. The gift touched the king’s heart, so he named it <em>Phu The</em> (husband and wife) to honour the love of every married Vietnamese couple <br />(Photo: VNA)

A legend says King Ly Anh Tong (1136 - 1175) was leading his army on the battlefield amidst a brutal war, he received a box holding a nearly decorated cake made by the Queen. The gift touched the king’s heart, so he named it Phu The (husband and wife) to honour the love of every married Vietnamese couple 
(Photo: VNA)

Phu The cake ingredients include sticky rice flour, green beans, dried papayas, coconuts and banana leaves (Photo: VNA)

Phu The cake ingredients include sticky rice flour, green beans, dried papayas, coconuts and banana leaves (Photo: VNA)

The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

 
The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

The production of these cakes is an achievement that requires hard work and dedication (Photo: VNA)

Green banana leaves are used to wrap the cake (Photo: VNA)

Green banana leaves are used to wrap the cake (Photo: VNA)

<em>Phu The</em> cake is one of the symbolic specialties of Vietnamese wedding culture (Photo: VNA)

Phu The cake is one of the symbolic specialties of Vietnamese wedding culture (Photo: VNA)

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