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A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat

by Hanoitimes18 December 2020 Last updated at 15:40 PM

VTV.vn -People often have fond memories when they see Cốm cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.

Banh Com (green sticky rice cake) is one of Hanoi’s specialties, which is a kind of sweet cake in northern Vietnam that is made of Cốm (young green sticky rice flakes) and mung bean filling.

People often have fond memories when they see Com cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.

Fresh Com, however, is only available in autumn, but now people can enjoy the dried version in Bánh Cốm all year round. Hanoians know where they can find the best Com cake that preserves its traditional taste, which is Ngoc Ninh store, located at 53 Hang Than street, Nguyen Trung Truc ward, Ba Dinh district.

To this day, Ngoc Ninh Com cake are sold at 250 super markets nationwide and abroad.


Mrs. Do Thi Thanh, the woman who built the Ngoc Ninh Com cake brand at 52 Hang Than, Hanoi.

Mrs. Do Thi Thanh, the woman who built the Ngoc Ninh Com cake brand at 52 Hang Than, Hanoi.


Com cake after being cook are put into wrapping papers.

Com cake after being cook are put into wrapping papers.


The wrapping process of Com cake.

The wrapping process of Com cake.


Com cake costs around VND5,000 (US$0.22) apiece.

Com cake costs around VND5,000 (US$0.22) apiece.


Hanoians often send cake to their friends or relatives in other parts of the country, or even abroad, as a special gift.

Hanoians often send cake to their friends or relatives in other parts of the country, or even abroad, as a special gift.

At Ngoc Ninh, locals can find the best Com cake that preserves its traditional taste.
At Ngoc Ninh, locals can find the best Com cake that preserves its traditional taste.

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