Điểm danh các loại xôi ở ĐN – Danang’s sticky rice collection
The first must-try is this long-established and very popular pavement stall. I’d heard about it for ages, but the problem was that it is just open 6~8:30ish AM. Many times I rushed there hoping to grab what’s left and found myself disappointed. Thanks to work, I can now enjoy it every morning. Here you can find 4 different types of sticky rice: 1. roasted chicken, 2. braised pork and quail egg, 3. peanuts and sugar, and 4. cotton pork. The first 2 are my favourite. Couple your order with a glass of soya milk, you’ll have the best breakfast at just 20k, enough to keep you energetic for the whole morning at work.
|Xôi thịt trứng, sữa đậu nành – Sticky rice with braised pork and quail egg, soya milk|
|Xôi gà rô ti – Sticky rice with roasted pork|
|Xôi bắp – Corn sweet sticky rice|
In the quest for more sticky rice, I happened to find and eat xôi khúc (or xôi cúc) for the first time. This sticky rice originates from the north, made from glutinous rice powder mixed with brayed khuc leaves, with mung bean and pork fillings. To make xoi khuc, people grind the khuc leaves (jersey cudweed?) up and use the juice to knead sticky rice flour into a dough. The dough coats a ball of savory mung bean paste and pork, which is then laid between thin layers of sticky rice and steamed. The final product includes sticky rice on the outside, so its appearance is like xôi, and a ball of grassy sticky rice dough with bean paste and pork filling on the inside, so its construction is like bánh (anything made of dough) (reference). Very subtle and yummy!
Of course you can’t miss the signature xôi gà of Đà Nẵng as I have introduced in this post. Can you believe this amazing dish is only for 10k?
– Xôi thịt trứng (braised pork and quail eggs) 16k, Xôi gà rô ti (roasted chicken)16k, Xôi đậu đường (peanuts and sugar), Xôi dăm bông (cotton pork)
@Opposite 23 Ngô Gia Tự (alternative: 29 Ngô Gia Tự), morning
– Xôi bắp (sweet corn) 7k
@100 Đống Đa, morning
– Xôi gà (shredded chicken) 10k
@41 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, all day