Come To Hai Phong To Taste Sui Zin (Floating Cakes)

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Sui zin is a specialty of Hai Phong city
Sui zin is a specialty of Hai Phong city

When it becomes cold, “sui zin” is sold at the beginning. This is a kind of snack that many people in the city love. With molasses broth from yellow, aromatic spicy fresh ginger, topped with peanut, sui zin treats your taste buds well. For student, sui zin stall is where they can not only enjoy an afternoon snack but also gather together and go for some gossip.

Winter is the best time to eat sui zin

Sui zin is a great street food for comparative backpackers, you expect to pay 3.000 to 5.000 VND per serve. Sui zin can be found at the gate of Ga market, in front of Nghe Temple, Luong Khanh Thien street, Cat Long street, Tran Phu street, etc.. In particular, with winter underway, it is a great opportunity to enjoy sui zin because this dish is spicy and hot. Almost sui zin restaurants are opened throughout the winter and closed when summer comes.

Sui zin
Sui zin

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How it is served?

It offers great flavor when be eaten in a hot bowl. A bowl of sui zin must be hot, fragrant smoke spiraling with ginger flavor. The combination of coconut milk and peanut make sui zin harmonious. At first glance, sui zin resembles Vietnamese traditional floating cake because of the same ingredients, but actually sui zin is a China-influenced dish.

Sui zin
Sui zin

Rice was chosen stringently to ensure it’s sticky and fragrant. Old glutinous rice seeds exposed to the boiling dough bloom, chewy and more fragrant. Before grinding into flour, rice is soaked in water and salt, sometimes they change water to avoid sour taste. After that people can use rice powder to make sui zin.