Candied coconut ribbons - An indispensable snack on Tet holiday
WVR/VNA - During the Tet holidays, when family members and friends spend time together, the sweet and aromatic flavour of the candied coconut ribbons help them preserve the traditions of the Lunar New Year.
|Candied coconut ribbons, which are made from coconut meat, sugar, and milk, becomes a snack favoured by many Vietnamese, especially during Tet holidays. To make this snack, coconut flesh is removed from the shell and sliced into thin ribbons which are then boiled and drained. Finally they are soaked and coated in sugar. (Photo: VNA)
|Candied coconut ribbons are made from natural ingredients. Besides the bright white of coconut flesh, people also add natural colouring to make the candied ribbons look more eye-catching, such as green from pandan leaves, red from gac fruit, purple from taro, and yellow from durian, among others. (Photo: VNA)
|White coconut ribbons are among the most popular Tet delicacy. (Photo: VNA)
|Candied coconut ribbons are often served with green tea to guests on Tet holiday. (Photo: VNA )
|The most important skill to make candied coconut ribbons is to control the heat when coating sugar on the coconut. (Photo: VNA)