Candied ginger makes Tet warm
The candied ginger made in Kim Long ward, Hue city, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives.
The specialty is muchly consumed during Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Kim Long ward is the only place in the ancient capital city that retains the profession of making candied ginger in the last days of the lunar calendar.
The famous Kim Long Candied Ginger in Hue has a distinct spicy flavor. The ginger can neither be too old because the final product will not have a smooth texture, nor can it be too young, because it will not have the needed pungency.
What makes the Kim Long candied ginger special is that every step is done by hand, and it has no other ingredient except ginger and sugar – no additive is used. Regular buyers love the Kim Long candied ginger for its pure spicy-sweet flavor.
Currently, the Kim Long Ward has about 20 households making the ginger jam in the most traditional way.
Besides serving locals during the Tet holiday, Kim Long candied ginger is also ordered year-round by dealers from cities across central Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City./.VNA
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