‘Com hap la sen’ takes pride of place in Hue's royal gastronomy

Update: 10:27 | 18/03/2021

Com hap la sen (Steamed rice with lotus seeds, wrapped in a lotus leaf) was once the food of kings in the 18th century, during the Nguyen Dynasty.

Com hap la sen is arranged like a blooming lotus flower wrapped inside a lotus leaf with rice and lotus seeds.

Com hap la sen, takes pride of place, Hue's royal gastronomy

‘Com hap la sen’ takes pride of place in Hue's royal gastronomy.

To make com hap la sen with a deep lotus flavour, the cook uses boiled water to cook the rice. The challenge is keeping the rice in a lotus flower shape while retaining the green of the lotus leaf .

The dish is now so popular that it is served at weddings and birthday parties, unlike in the past when it was only served to the king.

Nguyen Van Hoc, a Hue resident, thinks of the dish as the work of a talented artisan who creates rice with cool, fragrant and attractive colours. "The lotus seed scent is deeply imbued into each soft rice grain and mixed with the sweet flavour of chicken, shrimp, lotus seeds and other ingredients, all mixed together to create a very unique and aromatic flavour," he says.

Bac Giang: VietGap lychee cultivation area increases
(BGO) – This year, Bac Giang province sees a flowering rate of about 90-95 percent for the early-ripening lychee and 85-90 percent for the main-crop lychee (over 95 percent in Luc Ngan district), 1.5 times higher than those of the lychee season 2020. The area of lychees grown under clean standards has expanded, according to provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Bac Giang: Building new-style rural areas in "low-lying" Son Dong
(BGO) - Despite being a highland district, Son Dong is the "low-lying area" of Bac Giang province in building new-style rural areas. With its high determination, Son Dong is trying to deal with difficulties to finish the national target programme on new-style rural area building early.

Source: Nhan Dan Online

Bình luận mới vừa được thêm vào. Click để xem
Mới nhấtHay nhấtXếp theo: