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Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh Attraction (Vietnam)

On last day of our stay in Ho Chi Minh, we travelled to Cu Chi Tunnels. Even if you have heard or read about the tunnel, walking around this area and witnessing these tunnels in person, is a different experience all together. A must visit for the history buffs!

A mixed feeling of awe and despair settles on you, as you slowly saunter into the green surroundings. This is a photo blog exhibiting scenarios from day to day life of people who stayed in these tunnels. We can only imagine various hardships, the inhabitants faced, and perhaps draw inspiration from their tenacity and positive outlook.

Making of Rice Paper – A video

Making of Rice Paper

 

Rice papers or Banh Trang, are thin edible sheets made with rice and tapioca flour along with water and some seasoning. These are sun dried hence available in solid, thin and translucent circular sheets, which are dipped in hot water at the time of cooking. Though, I was told to keep the rice sheet on wet towel, during our quick spring roll class, on the boat at Halong Bay.

Rice paper or Banh Trang is a staple when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. From Vietnamese spring rolls, summer rolls with fresh vegetables, to fried and baked sweet as well as savory rolls.