My Long Rice Paper - Ben Tre’s Special Food
My Long rice paper is a special food from Ben Tre province, reflecting the rustic, interesting culture and cuisine of people in Mekong Delta.
A popular food of southern people
My Long rice paper is very famous in the Mekong region, of which the coconut rice paper from here is favored the most because they are particularly fatty, tasty and aromatic when roasted over hot coal.
Drying the rice paper
There are three main types of rice paper cakes in My Long, including rice paper with coconut but no milk, rice paper with milk but no coconut, and special rice paper with coconut, milk, and eggs. There is also another special rice paper that is used to roll fresh vegetables with other food such as meat, fish, and shrimp.
Almost all rice paper stoves in My Long are located in Nghia Huan. The local residents reveal that the quality of rice paper cakes in My Long are higher than in other areas due to the special soft rice and high-quality coconut milk that can only be found in the area. My Long rice papers are not only well known in the domestic market but also exported to other countries throughout the world.
How to make rice paper
Making rice paper begins with several steps. Firstly, the flour is soaked under water and copra (dried coconut) is taken from inside the coconut. Rice flour is then husked and mixed with coconut milk. After that, the rice paper is coated in the early morning dew of the next day, and dried under natural sunlight. The process seems easy but it requires the skillful hands and diligence of the local people.
My Long rice paper is also used to make various delicious dishes
It is this combination of tradition and care which make the rice papers of My Long so delicious and a favorite to many visitors. If you like the attractive culture and cuisine of the Mekong Delta, don’t hesitate to look for a wonderful tour here. Contact us now or visit our website for further information. Thank you.