A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat

People often have fond memories when they see Com cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.

Banh Com (green sticky rice cake) is one of Hanoi’s specialties, which is a kind of sweet cake in northern Vietnam that is made of Cốm (young green sticky rice flakes) and mung bean filling.

People often have fond memories when they see Com cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.

Fresh Com, however, is only available in autumn, but now people can enjoy the dried version in Bánh Cốm all year round. Hanoians know where they can find the best Com cake that preserves its traditional taste, which is Ngoc Ninh store, located at 53 Hang Than Street, Nguyen Trung Truc Ward, Ba Dinh District.

To this day, Ngoc Ninh Com cake are sold at 250 super markets nationwide and abroad.

A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
Mrs. Do Thi Thanh, the woman who built the Ngoc Ninh Com cake brand at 52 Hang Than, Hanoi. 
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
Com cake after being cook are put into wrapping papers.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
The wrapping process of Com cake.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
Com cake costs around VND5,000 (US$0.22) apiece.
 
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
People often have fond memories when they see Com cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
Hanoians often send Com cake to their friends or relatives in other parts of the country, or even abroad, as a special gift.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
 At Ngoc Ninh, locals can find the best Com cake that preserves its traditional taste.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
Ngoc Ninh Com cake in final package. 

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Vietnamese food: Young sticky rice flakes

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For over a century, people of Me Tri village in Tu Liem, Hanoi, have been making ‘com’. Visiting Me Tri in autumn, one can enjoy the scent of com (young milky rice) being dried all over the village.

 
 

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