If you ask a Vietnamese person, “Have you ever eaten cassava leaves ?”, You will immediately get the answer, “The cassava leaves are not edible, but the cassava is eaten.” Today, many young people in Vietnam don’t know that there are still many people eating cassava leaves.
In this article I will introduce to Dong Giang (Quang Nam) is a place with many beautiful and many delicious dishes, it includes fried Cassava Leaves .
How to make fried cassava leaves of Co Tu
Dong Giang is home to many Co Tu people living, cassava leaves are specialties for them. And the special thing, is that this dish is processed purely without staining wash. Therefore, this dish is usually cooked after rainy days. When the rain comes, all the dust on the leaves will be cleaned, the Co Tu people just take them home. And the leaves are fried, must be the young leaves on the top to ensure the deliciousness as well as cleanliness. Because young leaves are far from the ground, there is less dirt, and young leaves are not prone to frizz.
After the leaf selection process will be crushed. Cassava leaves are added to the heat, or mulched, rounded until softened to individual fibers. Once crushed, the leaves will be fried. The frying is very simple, just put a little oil on the pan, then go through the spices are finished. This dish is used when hot; As soon as from the kitchen down, the leaves remain in the pan has eaten right. Everyone around the fire, pick up with chopsticks, some people again by hand, very rustic and rustic.
The taste is good food, but above all, fried cassava leaves are cultural dishes, dishes from hunger that the Co Tu people can not forget. During the war, there was not enough rice to eat, the people and their soldiers were hungry, so the Party decided to take the leaves as food for hunger. At that time, the cassava is only about 2, 3 gangs have broken the leaves already. Thanks to this policy, the compatriots could stand together and fight side by side with the American invaders, A Luong Phuoc, the wife of the elder of the village of Y Kong, in Ba village, Song Coi village.
Now, life has improved, food is also full, Co Tu people are no longer hungry as before. However, during the family meal, Co Tu people often cook this dish, to remember the hard but heroic days of his father.
Not only in Vietnam, many countries around the world still use cassava leaves for green vegetables, soup …In Vietnam there are many frozen cassava leaves supplier for export abroad.