Young green rice – flavor of autumn

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.

Young green rice – flavor of autumn

Young sticky rice is the main ingredient of this delicacy

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


Me Tri green rice is made from fleshy, soft and fragrant grains 

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


Me Tri villagers make green rice twice a year based on two summer and winter crops

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


Plucking the grains is the first step to make rice flakes

Young green rice – flavor of autumn



Drying young sticky rice in a yard in Me Tri

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


Rice is roasted over a low-heat fire and stirred constantly

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


When the green grains turn white, the roasting is finished

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


Rice is pounded after being husked

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


With its special sweetness and nutty flavor further enhanced by the lotus leaf in which it is typically packed, com is a delicacy which shows the quintessence of Hanoi’s original cuisine that every visitor to the capital city should try

Young green rice – flavor of autumn



Young sticky rice flakes are wrapped in lotus leaves to retain their softness and fragrance

Young green rice – flavor of autumn


The fragrance of green young rice spreads all over Me Tri village every autumn comes

Young green rice – flavor of autumn

Young green rice – flavor of autumn 

 

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