“Two sequences on the Mekong delta’s rice specialities.
First is a visit of a village rice candy handicraft facility, with the whole process from popping the rice in a wok to preparing the coconut caramel, to shaping the cakes.
Then one of the very subtle specialities in the Mekong delta: bánh rế, a light, aerated rice pancake, which is prepared on an island that the Bassac stops to visit from time to time. The film follows the pancakes into the galley of the Bassac for the preparation of the “re” fried roll (chả giò rế), the very speciality this is about.
Another film by Thibaud Taillant, with Digital Mekong”