Sunday, July 18, 2010

Steamed Rice with Salt and Sesame/ Com Nam Muoi Vung

Com Nam Muoi Vung

I always go to my favorite Cafe Nang for coffee after lunch or sometimes after breakfast with my good friends. Last week, I saw a woman carrying her baskets past the shop. Some women inside the cafe called her in and bought some small packages wrapped in paper. I wondered what was inside the paper.

Com Nam Muoi Vung

The owner of the Cafe Nang told me it was called Com Nam Muoi Vung / Steamed Rice with salt and sesame. I've actually eaten these before but most of the time my friends put them on plates and also my mother used to put them into a bowl for me to take to school.

Com Nam Muoi Vung

I love this rice cake very much and I ate them all in one go. The lady in the shop told me that this dish was eaten by poor people in the past and that it's also a popular snack to pack on day trips to pagodas in the countryside. I'll definitely be up for another serve at only 4000 dong/serve.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This dish looks very interesting and very simple. Wish I could taste it.
Ken

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Mai said...

I haven't eaten this in a long time. Thanks for the reminder. It is a simple dish...but so good!

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suavemente said...

I was in Hanoi in July and from there traveled to Bac Ninh and Son Tay. It was a very rewarding experience. I also stopped by Nha Trang and spent many days in my native city, Saigon. Blog cua ban khien toi nho Vietnam va Thai Lan, Ma Lai qua. Cam on nhung tam hinh tuyet dep!

MiTee1 said...

I love your blog. Reading it make me homesick. Keep up the good work!

RSA Online said...

My tastebuds have never been happier than when they were in Thailand :)

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Amigo kit said...

Interesting, in Mexico we had a similar snack call alegría, classical alegría its made with amaranto, but in someplaces used rice to do them.

Henry said...

nhìn có vẻ ngon quá !! khi nào cháu phải thử mới đc

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Anonymous said...

Been reading through your blog to learn more about Hanoi before our visit to the city next week. My maternal grandparents were originally from Hanoi. I remember this "com nam" that my grandma used to make decades back when we were living in Saigon. She passed away last year in Florida and this article brought back sweet memories of her. Thank you! BTW, hubby and I will definitely try your favorite Cafe Nang as we will be staying in Old Quarter area.

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I love "Com nam muoi vung"