Banh Phu The – Vietnamese conjugal cake

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Banh Phu The is a special cake of Vietnamese people, which symbolises the loyalty of a husband and wife… 

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Banh Phu The – Vietnamese conjugal cake

The conjugal cake is normally served at Vietnamese weddings and used as a wedding invitation or taken by the man’s family to the woman’s family on engagement day. The stickiness of the cake is said to signify the stickiness of the marriage ties. Traditionally, a guy would offer these to the girl he wants to marry. Now these cakes are still an essential part of a wedding banquet, or the gift packages that the groom’s family send over to the bride’s.

Making Phu The Cake

Banh Phu The

Banh Phu The is a Vietnamese sweet with a jelly-like texture made of tapioca flour, pandan, mung bean paste, sugar, sesame seeds and coconut milk. It is very unique with a leaf covering that looks like a tiny square box, made from coconut leaves. The reason it is called Banh “Phu The” is because of how it is wrapped: a box on the top fits perfectly with the box on the bottom. If you would like ton know how to make this special cake, you can visit Dinh Bang – a famous Vietnamese village in Bac Ninh Province.

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