Cao Lanh silkworm cake It is also a dish that enriches the cuisine of the capital of Sen Hong land. In Cao Lanh, silkworm cake is known and most famous is in My Ngai market.
Making silkworm cake must choose delicious rice and the most important stage is the paste, plus the novelty of khai meat and shumai to make up the characteristics of this cake. Xiu mai is made from minced meat mixed with scallions, garlic, minced red radish and spices, then rolled into balls and steamed. When ripe, the meatballs are soft, not dry and hard, full of flavor just to eat. The flexible silkworm cake plate is lined with raw bean sprouts, on top is kei meat, shumai, sprinkled with skins, herbs, cucumbers, fragrant onions, roasted peanuts served with pickles… Eating with the cake is a little bit. Fish sauce plus garlic and chili and a little heirloom secret to create a rich taste will be enough to turn up the flavor for the plate of silkworm cake.
Steamed banana cake
Steamed banana cake Fragrant cake served with coconut milk has long been a rustic cake with a typical flavor of the West in general and Cao Lanh people in particular. Here, this cake seems to be sold everywhere as well as an indispensable family dish.
When making the cake, people will peel the banana and cut it into horizontal slices. Put the cake mold in the steamer for about 30-40 minutes to cook the cake, put a layer of towel on the pot or about every 10 minutes you wipe the water on the lid so that the water does not drip on the surface of the cake. When cooked, the cake will be eaten with coconut milk.
Anyone who has ever tasted this dish is easily conquered. Because each piece of cake with a flexible, chewy dough, blended with the sweet taste of ripe bananas, a little greasy of coconut milk, adding a little roasted sesame or crushed roasted peanuts will create a wonderful flavor. equally attractive.
Coming to Cao Lanh will be a pity if we don’t let tourists miss the dish Khot cake fragrant with the fatty taste of greasy coconut milk. Banh Khot has a round shape like banh beo but is cooked by baking in an oil-coated mold. Ingredients for making Khot cake include flour, minced lean meat, fresh shrimp, eggs, coconut milk…
The process of making this cake is not complicated but requires the ingenuity of the cook. When the finished cake is golden, the filling is rich with shrimp and meat, served with carrots, shredded radish, dipping sauce and raw vegetables and herbs. Coming to the night market of Cao Lanh city, visitors can enjoy this rustic cake for 30.000 to 40.000 / 1 blister (10 pieces).
Pig skin cake
Anyone who returns to Cao Lanh City of Dong Thap province if they have not yet rewarded the dish pig skin cake both fat and fragrant, the trip is not complete. Many people still insist on learning by making the famous pig skin cake of Westerners to treat their loved ones.
The ingredients for making the cake are pureed coconut and pressed to get the juice, pureed pandan leaves, pressed to get the juice, soaked green beans, tapioca flour, rice flour, sugar, salt, vanilla…
Southern people use pork skin cakes for dessert after main meals or as a treat for guests or families to bring to the field to eat during breaks. This green, smooth and fatty cake is easy to make. easily into people’s hearts by the simple and familiar taste.
Sweet cake – A type of cake that cannot be ignored when talking about Cao Lanh’s cuisine. When coming here, with the hot sun of a summer day, scoop a spoonful of banh la, enjoy the cool, soft and chewy cake, listen to the fragrant pandan leaves mixed with the sweet taste of sugar water, the fatty taste of Coconut milk visitors will feel dispel all the heat, fatigue.
The ingredients for making sweet cakes are rice flour mixed with tapioca flour in the ratio of 1/5 (100g tapioca flour + 500g rice flour) with cold water (about ½ liter). Put the dough on the stove, reduce the heat, stir with your hands (to avoid burning) until the dough is cooked (slightly thick) lifted. Prepare a sparse basket (large and small cakes depending on the size of the hole of the basket), a bucket of cold water ready. Place the basket over the rim of the bucket and scoop each hot dough into the basket. Squeeze hard for the dough to flow through the hole, drop into the bucket of water (remember to adjust the length of the dough as you like). Wait for the dough to cool, take it out and put it in the basket. A beautiful cake is a cake with two pointed ends, this is the technique of a skillful baker.
Come to Cao Lanh, if you want to choose a type of cake as a gift for your loved ones, then little cake is also a choice that is considered quite perfect. Little Cao Lanh cake, more special than cake in other places because the cake is fragrant with banana leaves, fatty leopard with coconut water, and the inside is green beans, making it a rustic but delicious gift.
The ingredients for the cake are glutinous rice flour, banana leaves, green beans or grated coconut cooked with sugar… The filling is stir-fried before being carefully wrapped with banana leaves and may have different shapes depending on the region. Particularly in the South, the cake is shaped like a tower wrapped with fresh banana leaves. When the finished cake does not stick to the teeth, biting, a piece of the tongue will feel the sweetness of sugar, the aroma of sticky rice, the fatty taste of coconut, etc.
Mentioned pepper cake – street food – contributes to meet the culinary needs of the people here. With a very affordable price, pepper cake has become an indispensable dish in the daily life of students, workers, and officials…
This cake has two types: salty pepper cake and sweet pepper cake. Salty cakes often have beef or pork added, while cakes are mainly made from flour, sugar and sesame. The ingredients for making pepper cakes are flour, yeast, sesame (white sesame), sugar… After being made, pepper cakes must be fried to a beautiful golden color, not burnt. The cake is fragrant, soft, with a sweet taste, and with fatty roasted sesame, you can eat it all the time.
It is wonderful to pass through an alley, a country road and hear the aroma from this cake spread, and it will be even more wonderful when you are hungry and enjoy this hot cake under the skillful hands of the chef. Genuine, honest worker.
Mention Cao Lanh pancakesAnyone can know that this is the pride in the culinary culture of the Southwest region in general and Dong Thap in particular. Banh xeo is made from pureed rice combined with green beans and coconut milk. The filling of banh xeo is very diverse, it can be shrimp, duck, pork, cassava root, bean sprouts, onion, etc.
Banh xeo is best eaten when it is hot with herbs and dipped with sweet and sour dipping sauce, bringing all the flavors of sour, spicy, salty, sweet, awakening the taste of any diners when enjoying. The price of this rustic dish is only from 20.000 to 30 VND each.
If tourists come to Cao Lanh, they can stop at My Phu ward. This is considered a Banh Xeo village with many bakeries made by skilled chefs.
tribute cake is considered the street food of Cao Lanh. At about 17pm every day, on Ton Duc Thang street, bakers start their work again.
The ingredients for making Cong cake are rice flour mixed with flour, while the filling is a combination of boiled green beans with shrimp, duck eggs, taro, onions and seasoning to taste. After all the ingredients are prepared, put them in the mold and put in a pan of boiling oil, soup until the cake is golden and fragrant. The cake is served with raw vegetables and fish sauce mixed with a little chili, garlic, and sugar..
Crispy and fragrant Cong cake, eaten while it is hot, gives us a feeling of . The cake is not only delicious, but the price is also very affordable as its characteristic, only 4.000 VND/piece.
Cuckoo cake, orange cake
Cuckoo cake, orange cake It is considered a familiar dish of Dong Thap children in general and Cao Lanh in particular. Coming to this place, we can see the images of girls, women, and sisters with conical hats, trays of orange cakes, and banh cuong along with their dear cries throughout the streets and villages.
These two types of cakes are made from two types of flour, glutinous rice flour and rice flour, so eating is not boring and delicious. To make the crust more delicious, people also add a little sweet potato to the mix. In the middle of the cake, there is a green bean paste, which is finely mixed with yellow granulated sugar. After mixing the dough, people will begin to smooth it, then cut it into round pieces and put the green bean in the middle, shape it into a mix shape, then roll it over golden sesame and fry it until golden. Unlike orange cake, banh cuong do not have a filling, just molded into a circle, fried until golden brown, covered with sesame and sugar candies. The reason for the name is that the cake is shaped like a bracelet, but Westerners are used to calling it a cuff, so the cake has such a strange name.
If you have the opportunity to visit here, try once to taste the orange cake, banh cuong with bold colors of the homeland of the Southwest region.
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