Five Color Sticky Rice – A dispensable local cuisine in Vietnamese wedding days
Sticky rice is a prevalent food made from steamed or cooked glutinous rice, a rustic dish which is very omnipresent in many Asian countries, Vietnam included. The S-shaped country is known as an agricultural one with water rice, the major crop. To every Vietnamese, Xoi is a must-have dish in important occasions such as full moon days, Tet holidays, weddings and death anniversaries.
II.1. Essential ingredients?
Fragrant sticky rice - a typical ingredient of Vietnamese Xoi
Xoi La Dua – Pandan Sticky Rice
It forms a unique flavor and taste for every kind of xoi.
Other ingredients: Green beans, black beans, nuts, meat, fish, corn or fruits like mango and durian.
Dishes to serve with?
Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage Dried Shrimp and Pork Floss- A filling breakfast
How to cook a flavored sticky rice cuisine?
The autoclave of Thai ethic group to make Xoi
Some famous Vietnamese sticky rice dishes
Gac fruit sticky rice boasts its bright red color and delicious flavor of this special and meaningful Vietnamese traditional dish.
Xoi with Bright Red Colour from Gac fruit
You can enjoy it with a suckling pig on a platter for the engagement ceremony.
Peanuts will be boiled until they become soft, then mixed with soaked glutinous rice and steamed as normal.
Peanut Sticky Rice with its fat flavor of peanuts
According to Thach Lam, a famous writer in his “Qua Hanoi” culinary memoir, peanut sticky rice is served as a snack.
It is considered as a typical dish in Southern Vietnam.
Durian Sticky Rice, a valuable prize from Southern Vietnam
To make this food, people will need to take the flesh of the durian and mix it with sticky glutinous before steaming the mixture with a little coconut milk.
This dish mixed with the decoction of the magenta plant for the purple red color.
Magenta Plant Sticky Rice, a pride of Northern ethic groups
Each Xoi Khuc is wrapped by a layer of sticky rice, stuffed with green bean, fat meat, and fried onion which tastes very delicious.
Xoi Khuc contains a unique flavor of rural areas in Vietnam
This is actually one of the best sticky rice dishes with a special flavor of Vietnam rural areas.
II.5. Where to try Xoi in Vietnam?
Address: 2 Dieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Average price: 20.000-50.000 VND
This stall is well known for various types of xoi, especially fried sticky rice (Xoi Ran) with limber and crispy taste.
Xoi Ran a specialty of Dieu Street house
- Opening hour: Only open after 6p.m and close at 11.00pm
- Tourists should go there earlier to get seats because its space is rather small.
- Visitors can eat this dish with vegetable pickles, braised eggs or Chinese sausages.
Location: 41 Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Average price: 25.000- 55.000 VND
The famous dish here is grilled popped shrimp sticky rice with eye-catching golden color of grilled popped shrimp combining with limber and fragrant flavor.
Grilled popped shrimp in Mrs. Thao’s store
- Opening hours: daily from 8:00 to 22:30
- Go there in the evening from 7pm to avoid the crowd
- Other accompanied dishes: Chinese sausage or vegetable pickles.
Address: 628 Truong Chinh Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi
Average price: 25.000-50.000 VND
The bestselling food here is peppery pork ribs and sticky rice.
Peppery pork ribs
- Opening hours: Daily from 5a.m to 11:59p.m
- The space is very large for a large number, however, you should avoid the crowded period in midday or in the early morning.