An Giang green sticky rice

Khmer people in Bay Nui, An Giang province earn their living on rice cultivation. So that most specialty foods of this region are made from rice. Green sticky rice (Com dep) is a very famous specialty of Bay Nui which plays an important part in cultural life of local people. No one knows when Com dep recipe was created. They only know that their families have made Com dep since they were born. The tasty and fragrant green sticky rice is a beautiful part in memory of any Bay Nui people.

It has been said that most of the families in Bay Nui can make Com dep. On October 15th in the lunar calendar, Khmer people are excited at preparing for Ok Om Bok festival – one of the biggest traditional festivals of Khmer people. The moon is considered as the God which helps them to protect the crops, make sure that the weather is fine and brings the richness and warmth to them. At Ok Om Bok festival, women in villages knead green sticky rice to make a delicious dish which is used to offer to ancestors and Gods. Com dep represents for good things and luckiness. It has been a valuable offer at Ok Om Bok festival for many years.

Coming to Bay Nui, travelers will have a chance to learn more how Khmer people make Green sticky rice. The recipe is simple, ingredients are easy to find. Local people make Com dep from green sticky rice, coconut, palm sugar. Green sticky rice is harvested 10 days before harvesting ripe sticky rice. Right after harvesting, the green sticky rice is soaked in water for a half day, drained off. According to experienced Com dep makers, if the rice is soaked in water for too long, Com dep will be wet, otherwise, Com dep will be hard. Then the rice is toasted until crispy, kneaded in a pounder. Use a flat basket to filter the kneaded green sticky rice seeds, remove the husks. Com dep is usually mixed with shredded coconut meat, palm sugar, peanuts (optional). A delicious dish will be ready after 2 hours. Traditionally, Com dep is served on banana leaves and eaten by fingers. Com dep is chewy, sticky, great smelling, sweet, greasy and buttery. Its great taste and smell can satisfy the hardest to please dinner.

Simple Com dep has been not only a food but also a part of Khmer culture. A trip to An Giang province could not complete if traveler misses this dish.

Khmer people in Bay Nui, An Giang province earn their living on rice cultivation. So that most specialty foods of this region are made from rice. Green sticky rice (Com dep) is a very famous specialty of Bay Nui which plays an important part in cultural life of local people. No one knows when Com dep recipe was created. They only know that their families have made Com dep since they were born. The tasty and fragrant green sticky rice is a beautiful part in memory of any Bay Nui people.

It has been said that most of the families in Bay Nui can make Com dep. On October 15th in the lunar calendar, Khmer people are excited at preparing for Ok Om Bok festival – one of the biggest traditional festivals of Khmer people. The moon is considered as the God which helps them to protect the crops, make sure that the weather is fine and brings the richness and warmth to them. At Ok Om Bok festival, women in villages knead green sticky rice to make a delicious dish which is used to offer to ancestors and Gods. Com dep represents for good things and luckiness. It has been a valuable offer at Ok Om Bok festival for many years.

Coming to Bay Nui, travelers will have a chance to learn more how Khmer people make Green sticky rice. The recipe is simple, ingredients are easy to find. Local people make Com dep from green sticky rice, coconut, palm sugar. Green sticky rice is harvested 10 days before harvesting ripe sticky rice. Right after harvesting, the green sticky rice is soaked in water for a half day, drained off. According to experienced Com dep makers, if the rice is soaked in water for too long, Com dep will be wet, otherwise, Com dep will be hard. Then the rice is toasted until crispy, kneaded in a pounder. Use a flat basket to filter the kneaded green sticky rice seeds, remove the husks. Com dep is usually mixed with shredded coconut meat, palm sugar, peanuts (optional). A delicious dish will be ready after 2 hours. Traditionally, Com dep is served on banana leaves and eaten by fingers. Com dep is chewy, sticky, great smelling, sweet, greasy and buttery. Its great taste and smell can satisfy the hardest to please dinner.

Simple Com dep has been not only a food but also a part of Khmer culture. A trip to An Giang province could not complete if traveler misses this dish.

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