It is the flour ball that makes this dish become special, inside the ball instead of peanut is the roast pork.
The special sweet and salty soup in Hue
Most of people coming to Hue enjoy Che. Among many choices, the most attraction one is Che bot loc heo quay which is a sweet and salty, hot and cold dish with the unique feature of Hue cuisine.
The ingredients to make this dish are flour, roast pork, sugar, ginger and peanut. The flour is kneaded and cut into small pieces to cover the roast pork.
The roast pork is sliced and mixed with sugar, then cooked at low temperature. Finally, it is added five spice powder to create a special favor for this dish and covered by the flour carefully.
The next process is making the sugar syrup. The sugar is cooked in high temperature until it turns into yellow and added water. When it boils, the flour balls are added into it. They will float into the water surface when having been done. The last step is adding ginger into this dish.
This sweet and salty soup is served in bowl or cup with roasted sesame. Hot and cool soups are both delicious.
Where to eat
In the past, this dish was cooked in special occasions such as death anniversary or family party because in these occasions, the roast pork is always available.
Gradually, Che bot loc heo quay becomes a favorite dish for visitors coming to Hue. However, not all people love this dish at the first time because of its stranger favor.
Coming to Hue, you can enjoy this dish at any sweet soup restaurant in Dong Ba market, near schools, famous sweet soup restaurant in Hung Vuong valley… with the price of 10,000VND per cup.