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Cam Le "Kho Me" (sesame) cake village

”Kho me” (sesame) cake is a speciality of Quang Nam - Da Nang province. However, “kho me” (sesame) cake of Cam Le village has the best reputation.

Cam Le is in the suburb, 6 km to the south of Danang city. Now it belongs to Khue Trung ward, Hai Hai district, Danang city.

In the 6 kilns to make "kho me" (sesame) cakes, there are over 50 workers, in which the pioneer is Mrs. Huynh Thu Dieu, whose nickname is Mrs. Lieu. "kho me" (sesame) cake of Mrs. Lieu is very famous in the market.

"Kho me" (sesame) cakes are made from glutinous flour, rice flour, granulated sugar, ginger, and sesame. Rice flour is mixed with glutinous flour.

Then the mixture is poured into the mould to be steamed and then to be dried. Then the cakes are soaked into sugar and sesame.

The ones that are soaked into dried glutinous rice are called "kho no”. The ones that are soaked into sesame are called "kho me" (sesame). The delicious cakes must be soft with soft sugar, well-dried sesame and when they are broken, the sugar must be like the thin yellow silk cords. "Kho me" (sesame) cakes are usually put on the altars on the death anniversaries or on Tet holidays.

Now "kho me" (sesame) cakes are made and sold in the country as well as in the foreign countries all the year

Danang - (09/03/2006)


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