For over a century, people of Me Tri village in Tu Liem, Hanoi, have been making ‘com’. Visiting Me Tri in autumn, one can enjoy the scent of com (young milky rice) being dried all over the village.
Me Tri green rice is made from fleshy, soft and fragrant grains
Rice is roasted over a low-heat fire and stirred constantly
With its special sweetness and nutty flavor further enhanced by the lotus leaf in which it is typically packed, com is a delicacy which shows the quintessence of Hanoi’s original cuisine that every visitor to the capital city should tryWhen the green grains turn white, the roasting is finished.