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5 Rustic dishes of South Prussia

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Only 100,000 VND per person, you can enjoy all 5 genuine South Prussian specialties.

Nam Pho village is located in Phu Thuong commune, Phu Vang district, nearly 6 km from Hue city. The village has been famous for its cuisine since the 16th century, which is associated with the specialty "South Prussian soup". In addition to banh soup, this place is also known for many typical rustic dishes of Hue.


Rice flour soup


South Prussian soup cakes are famous for centuries at home as well as abroad. The soup cake has a thick sauce, soft, flexible yarn, processed with rice flour and tapioca flour. Thick dough fibers, about 3 fingers long, do not stick, when ripe will rise. The mixture of shrimp and meat is also squeezed by hand into balls, put in a pot of boiling broth. The shrimp and meat are both fresh, prepared during the day. The soup is eaten while still hot.


Bánh canh Nam Phổ. Photo: Hoai Nhan

Photo: Hoai Nhan


Mini package rolls


South Prussian instant rolls are made from fresh pork, filtered out of fat, then ground. The ground meat is first put in the freezer, while waiting for the meat to freeze, stir tapioca flour and baking powder. When you see that the meat is hard and grind again, add tapioca flour and baking powder to grind together. When grinding, add cooking oil to give the patties a beautiful smooth appearance. Patties wrapped in banana leaves, each pair face down, and steamed. It is possible to eat salt-and-pepper dipping patties. Food is sold on Reunification trains.


Shrimp lice cake


Banh nam, also known as rice cake, has a delicious taste, soft and fluffy dough. Raw materials pure rice flour, filling made of shrimp, meat. The rice flour is put in a saucepan, stirred until the dough is slightly compared, the shrimp meat is minced, seasoned and stir-fried. When wrapping a small amount of flour, spread thinly, spread evenly on dong leaves, sweep the shrimp filling on top and then wrap the cake into a rectangle. Steamed in water for 15 to 20 minutes is cooked. Cake dipped with fish sauce.


Photo: Vinwonder


Shrimp patties


Crispy chewy shrimp patties, made from pork and shrimp, seasoned with spices, onions, pepper, fish sauce. To be yellow on the outside, patties before steaming brush a layer of chicken egg yolk. Once steamed, cut the patties into small pieces. Shrimp rolls combined with rice cakes make a traditional meal.


Little ram glutinous cake


The cake consists of a pair, which is a combination of ram cake and little cake, with two parts yellow and white. The white part is a flexible glutinous dough wrapped in rim shrimp, underneath is a layer of deep-fried glutinous flour. The cake also adorns the green color of onions and the red color of shrimp lice. The cake is dipped with medium-sweet fish sauce, both crispy and pliable. When eating, diners will feel the uniqueness when the two flavors blend.


Photo: Tu Le


According to VnE

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