The Vietnam Records Organization has formally proposed to the World Records Institute (WorldMark) and the USA Records Organization (USKings) beginning the Journey to nominate TOP 100 best-selling OCOP-certified items in Vietnam 2023 with the purpose of enhancing the image of the nation and the Vietnamese people not only through record values but also through other distinctive qualities. Due to this journey, foreign buyers will have comprehensive and close access to Vietnam’s distinctive values.
Name of the product: Minh Thu Husband and Wife Cake
Name of the business: Minh Thu Household Business
Address: No. 6 Thuong Street, Dinh Bang Ward, Tu Son City, Bac Ninh Province
Contact information: (+84) 989 743 560 (Mrs. Thu)
Husband and wife cake (phu the cake) is a traditional Vietnamese cake. Dinh Bang, where the Ly dynasty started, is the first place to make this type of cake.
Minh Thu husband and wife cake has fresh, natural ingredients, and no chemicals added. Yellow-flower glutinous rice is milled, dried, and then kneaded with grated green papaya, adding the natural color of the gardenia fruit. The filling consists of mung beans, cooked with white sugar, adding the right amount of water, and kneading until it is soft, chewy, and smooth.
The husband and wife cake is wrapped with two kinds of leaves. The inside is a layer of non-stick banana leaves; the outside is a layer of dong leaves. Cakes are wrapped in pairs, tied with red bamboo string. The cakes can last for 3 days under normal conditions.
The standard cake has a box shape and has the natural banana leaves’ green color outside, and the pink color of the string remained. The inside is yellow and clear enough to see papaya fibers.
The journey to nominate and promote the TOP-BEST best-selling OCOP-certified products in 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam is one of the projects implemented under the strategic alliance between the Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings), the USA Records Organization (USKings) and the World Records Institute (WorldMark), with the goal of propagating and promoting the record values of countries worldwide.