Friday, January 1, 2010

Hanoi - Vietnamese Loh Por Paeng and Vietnamese coffee


This is the Vietnamese Loh Por Paeng (Wife biscuits).  Not sold commercially because of their short shelf-life, can keep for 1 week unfrigerated and another 3 days if refrigerated but then after refrigeration they become hard. These biscuits are only available during weddings.   I bought them from the tour guide.  Came in a woven bag .... 4 boxes at RM50




 

There are 10 packets of cake in each box ...... looks cute and delicate in those tiny little woven 'cups'.




Made of glutinous rice flour with a little bit of green colouring ...... green beans filling and a few strands of coconut.  It's chewy and not too sweet, a rather yummy cake.




Vietnamese coffee, it's part of the optional tour, this cup of coffee comes with a small cookie, cost 40,000 Dong.  All of us became millionaires in Hanoi, exchange rate is about 5,000 Dong to 1Rm


This piece of Carrot, walnut cake cost 35,000 Dong


And this piece of Black forest cake cost 40,000 Dong.  Total cost is 115,000 Dong, wow, such a big sum of money!  A bit of a headache figuring out the zeros though!






7 comments:

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  1. Enjoyed your Vietnam post. The glutinous rice looks yummy as well as the coffee.

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  2. OMG, I'm soooo attracted to the 'Lo Poh Peang'! How come I never heard my sis-in-law mention about this. She went there last year too! Really interesting! Will try to look for the recipe. hehe... Thanks for sharing. Cheers! & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  3. wow wow......these Wife biscuits look awesome! Very special and I like package...close to nature, even kind of rustic.
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Yum...yum! All look so tempting! I'm delighted to have tasted the green 'wife biscuits' at your sis's place...they're really great as you've described!
    Have a great New Year and many happy hours of cooking and blogging too, my friend!

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  5. All the food look very delicious. Looks like you had an awesome time there. Thanks for all the lovely information about Vietnam. I hope to visit it one day.

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  6. Wow, I didn't know the Vietnamese version of Wife Biscuit was GREEN!! Looks chewy and delicious! I love the carrot cake too. Looks like you guys had lots of fun on the trip!

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  7. Hi
    Thank you dear friends. Oh, we did enjoy ourselves especially my hubby and I since our children were with us. Kristy, the 'wife biscuits'... the tour guide sold them to us, they had the same biscuits when I visited Ho Chi Minh city a couple of years ago.

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