Bahn Chung

What is it?

Rice Cake

Bahn Chung is a traditional Vietnamese rice cake which is made from glutinous rice, mung beans, pork and other ingredients.

Origins of Bahn Chung

21 Sons Compete for Emperor

One day the 6th Hung emperor who ruled the land decided age was against him. Now, being the father of 21 sons he devised a plan to select the next emperor; he would have a contest. Some sons went in search of riches, one, the poorest of them all chose to stay around the "house". Lang Lieu and his wife presented the empower with 2cakes: Bahn Chung and Bahn day. The emperor was so impressed and Lang Lieu became the new emperor.