The sweetness of sugar, the greasy of coconut milk, the fleshy of green bean and the flexibility of the sticky rice in floating cake will wake up all senses of customers in the cold winter days.
The floating cake
The floating cake or Che troi nuoc in Vietnamese has become a familiar dish to each Hanoian in cold days. It makes the customers enjoying this dish feel wamer in these days. The sweetness of suger combinated with the spicy of ginger and the greasy of coconut milk creates a simple but tasty dish.
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The ingredients of the floating cake
To make delicious floating cake, it is necessary to have the sophistication and skillfulness of the chef. The main ingredient to make this dish is sticky rice. The sticky rice is cleaned carefully and immersed in water then grinded and filtered many times. To make a good cake, these steps are very important. They help the cakes sticky and not being dried as fast as the cakes made from other sticky rice.
In order to make the dish more attractive, people often use a special ingredient “la dua” or panda leaf to make green color and natural flavor for the dish.
Inside the cake is green bean which is cleaned, immersed into water for a long time and boiled carefully. The cooked green bean is crushed and mixed with some spices such as oil, salt, pepper, coconut milk, and sugar.
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