Coconut candy is a specialty of the West in general and Ben Tre in particular. You can make coconut candy according to the recipe but it is very difficult to make a special flavor like in Ben Tre. This is a gift that many people choose to give to friends and colleagues when traveling or working in the West.
The quintessence mixed in the beautiful little coconut candy
To make a coconut candy for us to enjoy, the craftsman had to perform a lot of meticulous steps, requiring a lot of skills and experience.
A good craftsman who makes delicious candies is very strict in the selection of ingredients. Coconuts selected to make coconut candy must be freshly picked, tanned desiccated coconuts, with little water left, with thick, white and fatty rice, absolutely do not use coconuts eaten by pythons (a disease of dried coconuts, making coconut rice uneven and uneven) strange smell). It is said that just one wrong coconut can spoil an entire batch of candy.
The glutinous rice used to cook malt to make candy must also be a delicious, high-quality glutinous rice with round seeds. Workers use rain water or clean water to irrigate to make sticky rice germinate. Rainwater is said to be the perfect choice for this stage. Cooking good malt is also not something that everyone can do. Cooking malt has to go through many stages, from soaking, incubation to flour, slug, … the whole process takes nearly half a month, must be undertaken by experienced people.
Combine with some other ingredients such as sugar, coconut oil or avocado oil and other natural flavors such as cocoa, pandan leaves, peanuts, durian,…then cook over low heat, maintaining the best temperature. until the candy is thick, it will produce a delicious batch of coconut candy. However, during this long candy slug process, it also requires the worker to always stir well, otherwise the candy will be very easy to burn. Currently, candy-making facilities have machines to take care of this, saving human effort, but undeniably the diligence, patience and hard work of Western workers when making delicious coconut candy. this sweet.
Gentle sweetness, rich fat combined with your favorite flavors create a romance for the taste buds
It’s no exaggeration to say that because this candy can be memorable if you taste it once! There is sweet, but not too sweet, the sweetness is quite light and gentle. Fatty, but not greasy. This fatty taste is just enough for you to feel, enjoy and immerse. This is the special thing that Ben Tre coconut candy brings to diners, unmistakable.
Coconut candy can be modified, combined with your favorite flavor like cocoa to create cocoa coconut candy, after the sweet taste will be a pleasant bitter taste on the tip of the tongue. Or peanut durian coconut candy, besides the fragrant durian smell, there is also the fatty and crispy taste of peanuts, which irritates the taste buds. Coconut candy with pandan leaves with coconut milk, one green side is the fragrant pandan leaf smell, the other side is white moon candy with rich coconut milk, combined to create a unique and unforgettable taste.
In recent years, coconut candy has been exported to foreign markets and is warmly welcomed, building a new step for Vietnamese agricultural products as well as products made in Vietnam.
Thus, when you enjoy a coconut candy, you are enjoying one of the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine, the feats and virtues of the people in the West. Try and spread these values to the people around you!