Au Tau porridge – famous “poison” porridge in Ha Giang
Au Tau porridge is a famous porridge dish of Ha Giang with the main ingredient being au Tau root. The reason why this is called “poisonous” porridge is because the tuber is a tuber that contains toxins. So why has this porridge become a specialty that many people want to try when they come to the top regions of the country? The reason is because this dish, if properly processed, will not be toxic at all, not to mention it also has the effect of curing joint pain and insomnia. Moreover, the taste of the porridge is also very delicious.
What should we do if we want to have a proper bowl of au Tau porridge?
The process of making au Tau porridge is a very laborious process that involves soaking the au Tau porridge in thick rice water for several hours before starting to cook the porridge. It takes a long time to cook porridge, usually it has to be simmered for about 4-5 hours for all the toxins to be released. In particular, people who cook au Tau porridge will not use a pressure cooker because this type of pot makes porridge easy but does not get rid of all the toxins.
During the cooking process, in order to know if the larva is not poisonous, the cook will have to cook porridge, if the porridge is no longer numb, it means that it is edible. Au Tau porridge is especially suitable for dinner because this porridge has the best effect through a night’s sleep. This porridge is often served with chicken eggs, minced lean meat, and spices such as chili, pepper, onions and especially perilla leaves. When eating Ha Giang au tau porridge, it has a slightly greasy, spicy taste of pepper, and the aroma of sticky rice. When eaten, it will leave a bit of bitterness, the typical taste of tubers. But if you get used to it, it can be addictive.
Talking about the toxicity of au Tau porridge, according to the ancients, if you are unfortunate enough to be poisoned by eating au Tau porridge, the best way is to lather up, massage, and best of all, cup it right away to detoxify your body. victim’s body. This is the only way to detoxify when poisoned by tubers.