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EAT & DRINK Moc Chau Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Son La bamboo-tube rice – Cơm lam

Bamboo-tube rice is the dish that satisfied many visitors when visiting Son La.

Com Lam
Com Lam

If you have a chance to travelling in Son La, you will have a chance to enjoy com lam – a specialty of this northern mountain province.

To make the bamboo-tube rice, people use the natural materials which are the forest’s presents, such as bamboo-tube, hill sticky rice, banana leaves…

Bamboo-tube
Bamboo-tube

Com lam recipe is quite simple. The sticky rice is cleaned and put into a bamboo-tube. Then using banana leaves to muzzle that tube. That muzzled bamboo-tube is grilled on charcoal stove or fire.

Bamboo-tubes rice are being grilled
Bamboo-tubes rice are being grilled

Actually, people when have experience in choosing bamboo-tube will choose the one that is 25-10cm of length to make the bamboo-tube rice. When grilling, the tube need have to be regularly rotated in order for the rice well ripe.

Com Lam
Com Lam

When eating, people will get the bamboo off and enjoy the rice. The taste of rice charms a lot of diners in the first time enjoying.

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