About Pia Cake
Pia cakes have a special taste with an aroma of durian fruit, the greasy and buttery flavour of salted duck eggs and steamed green beans and Indian taros. To make delicious Pia cakes, it requires many complicated steps. In terms of the cakes’ stuffing, it is necessary to stir-fry the paste of Indian taros, ground steamed green beans, salted duck eggs with salt and the flesh of durian according to a suitable ratio and then cover with salted duck’s yolk. To make the cakes more greasy, the maker can add pork to the stuffing. The crust of the cakes is made from wheat flour. The cakes are baked at a temperature of 270oC for 5-7 minutes. Take the cakes out from the oven, upturn and apply a layer of duck egg’s yolk and then bake the cakes again for 15 minutes until they become yellowish brown. The cakes are round and soft with a special flavour, leaving a long-lasting taste.
50 Pia cake making establishments in Soc Trang
Thanks to sound policies on improving the quality of products and promoting the trademark of Pia cakes in Soc Trang, many enterprises, such as Tan Hue Vien Company was granted a certificate of meeting the standards of food safety and hygiene and management in 2009, export Pia cakes to foreign markets. Tan Hue Vien Company has now an agent in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and plans to open one in Germany. Recently, the company exported 40 tonnes of cakes to the US and is expected to expand the market to the EU after investing over 20 billion VND to upgrade the system of facilities and production technology.
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