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Visit Rice cooking competitions festival - Vietnam tour

Hanoi : Vietnam | Nov 28, 2012 at 11:40 PM PST
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During Tet, a number of villages in northern and central Vietnam hold cooking contests that may sound simple, but follow strict and complex rules: Cooking in the wind and rain. Tu Trong Village, Thanh Hoa Province has a temple dedicated to the 11th century warrior Le Phung Hieu.

During the temple’s weeklong festival the first week of Tet, villagers hold culinary competitions: cooking ordinary rice in water, steaming sticky rice and making rice cakes. Contestants cook in the open air while in a bamboo boat floating on the village pond. Charcoal, the usual fuel, is prohibited. Instead, each competitor receives some dried sugar cane, which burns only with difficulty. The challenge increases if it is windy and raining. Each contestant must set her rice pot in exactly the right place to take advantage of the wind and avoid extinguishing the fire. The competition begins precisely at dawn. Hundreds of boats are tied up along the pond bank since as many as 200 young women may participate. Vietnam tour
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Rice cooking competitions festival
During the temple's weeklong festival the first week of Tet
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