Rice cake village

A journey to remember

Flecked with sesame seeds, it’s crispy, crunchy, and could be mistaken for a much larger and thicker version of a papadum.

The commercial industry caught up with the craft of making the humble Vietnamese rice cracker quite some time ago. Yet at Journeys to the East, we vouch for the fact the mass produced variety does not taste nearly as good as authentic homemade rice crackers. And to prove it, we can take you to a quaint rice cracker-making village named An Nhon in Binh Dinh province.

Thin rice batter is deftly ladled upon a griddle heated by sawdust fire, and quickly cooked on both its sides.

These sheets are then carefully spread out upon rustic aerated surfaces to dry.

Later, the semi-dried sheets are brought to another area to be browned on both sides over a charcoal fire.

We believe traditions including rice making are so precious. As we emphasize in our philosophy, preservation of Vietnam’s customs and traditions is key.

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