Famous for its majestic but gentle beauty, the Northwest easily makes people fall in love with its golden terraced fields. But not only that, if you stop in the Northwest in the fall, you will enjoy Tu Le nuggets – a gift in a high place. Unlike many other types of nuggets, Tu Le nuggets have an eye-catching light green color, round, smooth, fragrant grains that will surely make you fall in love.
Com Tu Le is a specialty of the Northwest that is loved by many people. Because not every season has this gift. Only when the weather starts to get cold, from summer to autumn, do local people start the process of making nuggets. Some people think that the land of Tu Le seems to receive the favor of mother nature. The soil has many minerals, the cool climate plus the watering from the stream pouring from the top of Khau Pha … create such a special flavor for Tu Le nuggets.
In the season of making nuggets, right from the early morning, indigenous people start to go to the fields to select the rice grains that are still in the fishing period. After that, you have to start making nuggets to keep the delicious taste and eye-catching green color. All the process of making the “green pearl” of the Northwest is done by hand, from threshing, watering to roasting nuggets.
When roasting is complete, the rice is left to cool. After about 10 pounding, the husk will separate, revealing light green nuggets. People will use a sieve to select the fine, smooth grains and then wrap them with dong leaves. Therefore, the taste and plasticity of Tu Le nuggets are kept completely.
Com has a light green color, typical of rice, best eaten when freshly made. The fragrant aroma on the tip of the tongue begins to spread throughout the oral cavity. The nuggets are flexible, soft and tender, a bit bitter at first, but then turn to a sweet taste. In addition to eating directly, Tu Le nuggets are also often eaten with ripe bananas, red persimmons or used as ingredients for cooking sticky rice, tea and some other dishes such as fried rice cakes, fried shrimp, fried spring rolls…
The “golden season” has arrived in the Northwest, and the flavor of nuggets is also for that reason, smothering all over the village of Tu Le. Autumn is here, do not miss the opportunity to admire the picture of the golden season and experience the season of young nuggets – a gift in the Northwest highlands.