For many Hanoi generations, soft green peas cake (vietnamese meaning: chÃ¨ kho) became the close food, always present in each of the tray to perform ritual offering to the ancestors on the New Years’s Eva. Soft green peas cake is also a food invited guest on a first day in New Year’s of old Hanoian. When customers visit home and wishing in New Year, the landlord usually cut each piece cake invited guests to enjoy with lotus tea.
Today, food has sunk into oblivion. They only see the soft green peas cake only store outside markets or eat vegetarian food in the temple. Banquet tray today necessarily absent this traditional food.
The soft green peas cake made dry green bean powder and not from fresh green beans. Green beans soaked in water over a night (about 12 hours), then sift cover and spread out large and flat basket, exposure to very dry. Which is then roasted to medium fire for very ripe beans to cool and then grind into powder. This green bean flour is used as soft green peas cake. We are very confused with the type of powder or green beans cooked then well-kneaded.
Processing soft green peas cake is a the wonder. Material not only from green beans, sugar and grapefruit flavor flowers. When cooking beans with sugar add the ginger water to boil that watery water. Boil the water while sprinkled bean powder, stir steady hand to void curdy. Continue boiling under fire, boil and strong pray continued to have very fine to fly out steam, trying to avoid overcooked. Hear is that the soft green peas cake for cooking is delicious, beautiful eyes that is not easy, right hand only very smart new clots, which are not overcooked and beautiful colors.
For delicious soft green peas cake, housewives often hand to add dry cardamom seeds. Delicious soft green peas cake to reach smooth yellow, it’s dry, strong sweet and scent . When a spot of oft green peas cake to disk and dust the cake white sesame seeds roasted . The uniqueness of this dishes is to be without long-term storage requirements because it uses sugar than other sweet dishes.
Soft green peas cake to cool or slice pieces, put on disk invited guests. Eat soft green peas cake pieces, drink tea lotus, feel the aromatic plastic aftertaste, sweet flavour ,cool taste that you can see the essence of the sun and the land in the spring and hospitable heart of master of house .
Not a luxury food, but the dishes are expected every of New Year. Taste of the soft green peas cake are special, has eaten cool, flexibility, delicious of green beans and scent of grapefruit flowers. Today on the tray to perform ritual offering to the ancestors on the New Years no soft green peas cake that candy instead but this food will still exist in the list of Tet’s foods in Vietnam.