Cu do candy in Vietnamese cuisine
Cu Do candy in Vietnamese cuisine is a specialty peanut candy of Ha Tinh province, Vietnam. Candy in Vietnamese cuisine is cooked from molasses, sugar, malt, ginger with peanuts added and poured into two pieces of pressed rice paper. This candy in Vietnamese cuisine is very sticky and sticky, can be eaten alone or enjoyed with green tea.
What is Cu Do candy?
Ha Tinh specialty that is round in shape with a tough, chewy rice paper layer on the outside and a rich part in the middle including: molasses, fresh ginger and roasted peanuts.
Previously, Ha Tinh’s cu do candy was made quite simply, but today it is processed much more meticulously and eye-catching. The candy filling must be selected peanuts, with even seeds, not flat, and thin skin. Molasses must be very viscous, fragrant and have the same color as honey. The outer layer of rice paper has a moderate thickness, add a little ginger sprinkled evenly for a perfect taste.
Cu Do is best when enjoyed with green tea. Holding the sturdy, heavy cake in your hands, feeling the spicy taste of ginger, the soft and flexible crust mixed with the nutty aroma of peanuts will be unforgettable.
Why is it called cu do candy?
The name Cu Do candy is associated with a true story in Thinh Xa village of Ha Tinh in the past. Previously in the village, there was an old man named Hai who specialized in making peanut candy. At first he traded betel nuts but was not successful so he switched to making and selling peanut candy. His candy is processed according to a very special recipe so it is very popular with customers. All ingredients are meticulously selected by him, from molasses, peanuts to the outer layer of rice paper.