Hue sesame seeds – Sweet and delicious specialties of the ancient capital

Hue Tourism impresses visitors not only by the quiet and ancient beauty of the ancient capital land, but also famous for countless famous specialties with irresistible delicious flavors, making anyone Have the opportunity to enjoy and nostalgic forever. In particular, Hue sesame is a candy that many tourists love, remember and buy when they go to Hue. Join Danang Private Car to learn from A – Z about this specialty in the article below!

Overview of Hue sesame – Sweet and fragrant specialties of the ancient capital

People still say that, if you have set foot in Hue but have never tasted the taste of sesame candy, it is considered an incomplete trip!

It is no coincidence that locals and tourists spread the word about this familiar, rustic candy but always keep a firm foothold and make an unforgettable impression in the hearts of such diners.

Since ancient times, sesame has become a popular and close gift, a dish of all Hue people. From adults to children, from the upper class to the common people, from Tet feasts to everyday cakes… sesame can appear anywhere and please everyone. Gradually, sesame has become a specialty, a candy brand that makes Hue people proud.

The main ingredient of sesame is sesame, adding peanuts, sugar, malt …

Surely, many people will be curious about the origin of the name Hue sesame . This name comes from the main ingredients that make up the candy: sesame and the way to make the basket (the way to swap condensed, flexible sugar).

In addition to sesame (sesame) as the main ingredient, in a sesame candy, there are also malt, peanuts, sugar… The sweetness of sugar, the fragrant, sweet taste of malt blended with crispy peanuts, and sesame seeds. making sesame candy has a special delicious taste, suitable for the taste of the majority of people.

Hue people often eat sesame seeds combined with sipping a cup of warm tea. Enjoying a piece of sweet, soft, fragrant cake, mixed with the sweet taste of tea is not only a way to enjoy ordinary candy but also has become an elegant, extremely poetic and attractive pleasure. Not only that, sesame is also a specialty of Hue as a “standard without adjustment” gift.

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How to enjoy delicious Hue sesame seeds

Have you ever tasted sesame candy or not? Son Tra Travel firmly believes that, those who have ever eaten sesame candy will not be able to forget its delicious, fatty, fleshy, and sweet taste.

However, if you dig deeper, you will know how to enjoy this popular gift in a more sophisticated but most appropriate way.

The way to enjoy sesame candy “standard without adjustment” is to sip it with a cup of warm lotus-marinated tea, mixed with the morning dew on lotus leaves. This is a very poetic way to eat candy and enjoy tea. The sweetness of the candy when combined with the acrid taste of the tea will make the delicious taste like being raised to a more standard level.

What are the types of Hue sesame seeds?

Sesame paste – Sweet, chewy, fleshy

This is the most common form of sesame candy that is being sold in many markets. The main ingredients are granulated sugar, malt, sesame, and peanuts. Using the traditional sesame cooking technique, the candy has a standard plasticity that can be rolled or bent, but when you remove your hand, the sesame candy will return to its original state.

Hue sticky sesame candy has the characteristic chewy taste of sesame candy, adding the crunchy taste of roasted peanuts, sesame … combined with sweet malt. Made from malt, adding a moderate amount of sugar according to the same general recipe, so the sesame candy is not too sweet but always delicious.

Strange crispy sesame

This is a less well known Hue sesame candy than the sticky sesame. Different from the chewy taste of sticky sesame, as the name suggests, the crunchy sesame candy when eaten will bring a crunchy, sweet feeling.

More bean paste ingredients, less sugar, wrapped in a layer of baked rice paper makes the sesame candy spring roll much stronger, when you take a bite, it will immediately melt in your mouth.

Unique mirror sesame

Mirror sesame is a type of sesame that when looking at it will make you immediately think of a thin golden mirror.

Mirror sesame candy is light yellow transparent like a mirror, sprinkled with roasted sesame and peanuts on the surface. When eating, you will feel the crunch, the sweetness of sugar, the fat of peanuts, roasted sesame and the faint smell of ginger – a combination that makes the perfect taste for this popular candy.

It is the difference of sesame candies that help visitors have more choices and the activity of buying and selling this specialty is also more bustling.

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Famous Hue sesame brands, the best place to sell sesame

It is a gift with an attractive taste, suitable for the taste of the majority of Hue people and “causes nostalgia” for tourists from all over the world, therefore, every time you come to the ancient capital, this is a gift that is appreciated by tourists from all over the world. Customers choose to buy as gifts the most. So  what are the famous brands of sesame in Hue ?

Sesame Thien Huong

This is the most popular and famous sesame brand in Hue. Starting business in 1940, up to now, Thien Huong branded sesame sesame has not only received high appreciation from locals but also impressed tourists thanks to the standard taste of traditional sesame.

Thien Huong sesame seed was born the earliest in Hue
Thien Huong sesame seed was born the earliest in Hue

The main store of the oldest sesame seed in Hue is located at 20 Chi Lang, Hue city. Coming here, you will be overwhelmed when you are lost in the world of 100% standard sesame of the ancient capital.

Nam Thuan sesame seeds

This is also a brand of sesame that many people think of when looking to buy sesame as a gift. To buy genuine Nam Thuan sesame, go to the address 201 Huynh Thuc Khang street, Hue city.

Nam Thuan sesame seeds
Nam Thuan sesame seeds

Tai Ky sesame seeds

Another famous Hue sesame brand that you cannot ignore is Tai Ky sesame. Coming here, visitors can not only buy a large quantity of sesame candy, but also have the opportunity to observe firsthand the production process of Hue specialty confectionery.

Tai Ky is located at 49 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hue City. This is also a place to supply a large number of sesame candy in the city as well as to supply markets and neighboring provinces.

In addition, there are still many other famous sesame brands that visitors can choose from such as Quy Thanh, Thanh Truc, Hien Ky Hue, Song Huong, Thanh Hung, Thien Truc…

In addition to the main stores, famous sesame brands are also sold at local markets, specialty stores, and supermarkets in Thua Thien Hue province. You can easily find and buy sesame seeds at Dong Ba market, Ben Ngu market, An Cuu market…

Suggestions for places to buy Hue sesame

Visitors can buy sesame seeds at the following addresses:

  • Nam Thuan sesame seeds: No. 201 Huynh Thuc Khang street, Hue city.
  • Thanh Hung sesame seeds: No. 55 Hoang Dieu street, Hue city.
  • Perfume River Sesame: 33, Xuan 68, Hue city.
  • Thien Truc sesame seeds: 101 Ong Ich Khiem street, Hue city.
  • Dong Ba Market : No. 02 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City.

How to make sweet and delicious Hue sesame candy at home

Sesame candy is especially delicious, but it has very simple and close ingredients and is not difficult to make. No need to be too skillful, you can still easily make Hue-standard sesame candy right at home.

Ingredients for making sesame candy

Careful selection of ingredients, quality will ensure the deliciousness of the finished product

  • Tapioca flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Honey: 5 tablespoons
  • Lemon: 1 fruit
  • Peanuts: 500 grams
  • White sesame: 200 grams
  • White sugar: 400 grams

How to make Hue sesame candy

  • Roasting sesame, roasting peanuts: First, you put a pan on the stove, add 200 grams of white sesame and roast on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Note, sesame is very flammable, so please adjust the heat not too high so that the sesame is evenly cooked, golden, fragrant and not burnt.
  • Cook sugar water: Put a pan on the stove, add 400 grams of white sugar and a bowl of filtered water to cook, wait about 10-15 minutes for the sugar water to thicken.
  • Cook the candy: When the sugar is mixed, squeeze the lemon juice and put it in the sugar pan, then stir and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Next, stir in the peeled peanuts.
  • Continue to add 2 tablespoons of tapioca starch to the cup, add 4-5 tablespoons of filtered water and stir to dissolve the powder. Add the tapioca water to the pan and stir well to prevent the dough from clumping. Then, add 5 tablespoons of honey, stir until completely dissolved into the candy, then turn off the heat, let the candy cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Molding, cutting candy: Prepare a rectangular mold, apply sesame oil evenly all over the inside of the mold so that when you pour the candy into it, it won’t stick. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds to cover the bottom of the mold. After the candy cools, slowly pour the candy into the mold, wait about 10-15 minutes, then continue to sprinkle with roasted sesame to cover the remaining candy. Wait for the candy to cool completely, slowly remove the candy from the mold, use a knife to cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Finished products: After cutting candy, use cling film to seal the candy and then put it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to harden the candy. The finished product of delicious candies will have a certain toughness, sweet aroma of sugar, roasted sesame, and the fatty flesh of peanuts.

How to preserve Hue sesame candy

After the candy is wrapped, put it in a box with a tight lid to ensure that the candy is not soft and avoid insects. Candy can be stored at room temperature for about 5-7 days and in the refrigerator for about 1 month.

Update the latest price of Hue sesame candy

Sesame seeds are closely associated with the formation and development of Hue culture and cuisine, becoming an indispensable feature when it comes to the ancient capital. Coming to Hue, it will be remiss if you do not enjoy sesame seeds and buy them as gifts for friends and relatives to enjoy this delicious gift. Here is the latest updated price of sesame candy:

Thien Huong sesame price

This is one of the earliest Thien Huong brands in Hue. The price of each pack of Thien Huong sesame candies ranges from 30,000 to 60,000 VND.

The price difference depends on the size, deliciousness, thickness… of the sesame candy. Regardless of the type, the taste of this specialty is still excellent, “remembering” with diners.

Selling price of Nam Thuan sesame

Each package of Nam Thuan sesame candy costs about 25,000 – 50,000 VND, extremely “chestnut” and suitable for many people’s pockets. With this affordable price, you can choose to buy many types and quantities of Hue sesame candies , suitable for gifting and giving to everyone.

Tai Ky sesame price

This is the famous sesame candy brand but the most affordable price. Tai Ky sesame candy is sold at “wholesale” price, only from 20,000 – 40,000 / pack of delicious and scrumptious candy.

It can be affirmed that, in the Central region in particular and throughout the S-shaped strip of land in general, despite the diversity and richness in traditional cuisine. But still, there are not many kinds of candy that are attractive enough to diners over time and keep the famous brand near and far like Hue sesame . If you have the opportunity to visit the ancient capital, do not forget to enjoy sesame candy!


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