When travelling to Thanh Hoa, visitors should not miss this tasty cake. The cake is made of rice and is also called rice cake. Rice is grinded into powder and then cooked with water in a pan until it becomes a viscous mixture.
The fillings inside the cake are often specific for each of the many purposes. If the cake is made to eat, the fillings are mostly meat and onion, or peanut if being used to worship.
The cake is wrapped in banana or phrynuim leaves that have been dried on a fire.
In the past, Rang Bua Cake was mostly made on holidays such as Tet, Tet Doan Ngo or death anniversaries. On a tray full of dishes, there is also a tasty plate of Rang Bua Cakes that haven’t been stripped of their wraps, smelling delicious with the flavor of onion and fat.
On these holidays, families often take part in a secret contest of making rice cakes, where the women of each family have the chance to show their skillful hands and cooking talent.
At present, Rang Bua Cakes are made more frequently to serve the demand of the local people and visitors, but the taste of it has not diminished.