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Hanoi: The people of Phu Thuong sticky rice village get up at midnight to serve the Lunar New Year

When the sun rises, it is also time to carry the goods of sticky rice and rice wine. Busy from midnight, the people of Phu Thuong sticky rice village have served all over the city, bringing to every corner the fragrant and flavorful dishes of sticky rice, rice wine and rice wine.

The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Tet Doan Ngo, also known as Tet to kill insects, is an important holiday in Vietnamese tradition, taking place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. In Phu Thuong sticky rice village (Tay Ho district, Hanoi), people get up at 3 am to prepare sticky rice, sticky rice and wine to serve customers’ needs.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Normally, Mr. Nguyen Van Co’s family is about 25kg of sticky rice, on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival today, his family makes 40kg.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
According to Mr. Co, his family has been cooking this sticky rice since 1998 for more than 20 years now.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Currently, Phu Thuong sticky rice cooking village has more than 500 households doing this traditional profession, the number also changes over time.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
On Doan Ngo New Year, Mr. Co’s family had to get up earlier, at 2:30 a.m., he continuously beat sticky rice to steam for the second time. Phu Thuong sticky rice has been recognized as a traditional craft village.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Over 20 years of working with the profession, Mr. Co is very proficient in all stages of cooking sticky rice.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
According to Mr. Co, in order to make sticky rice sticky and delicious, about 30 minutes later, he put it out once to water more.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Currently, all households cook sticky rice with electric stoves, so the amount of sticky rice in each household has increased a lot compared to the years when cooking with wood stoves.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Each stage of mechanical processing is done very carefully so as not to get dirt into the sticky rice. According to Mr. Co, making sticky rice must be clean, if it is dirty, it will be gritty and inedible.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
In 2019, two artisans of the village were honored to bring sticky rice to the US-North Korea Summit to serve thousands of domestic and international reporters.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
To get all kinds of sticky rice and fragrant rice wine pots early in the morning, Co and his wife stayed up almost all night.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
For many people, a must-have dish on the Dragon Boat Festival is sticky rice and wine. According to folk beliefs, sticky rice can kill parasites and pathogens in the body.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Sticky rice mixed with spicy yeast of wine has the effect of eliminating harmful parasites.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Hanoi in the 5th lunar month, the weather is hot from early morning, the woman’s back is wet with sweat after closing 2 pots of sticky rice in a row. To get delicious sticky rice wine, she brewed it 2 to 3 days before.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
At 3 am, Mr. Co and his wife brought sticky rice to the market to sell.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
Although it was hard, everyone was happy when selling well.
The villagers of Phu Thuong sticky rice
When the sun rises, it is also the time when the burden of sticky rice and rice wine is gradually reduced. Busy from midnight, the people of Phu Thuong sticky rice village have served all over the city, bringing to every corner the fragrant and flavorful dishes of sticky rice, rice wine and rice wine.

Bao Khanh

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