"Gat gu", a strange pancake

Published:  23:36 Monday - December 19, 2011

"Gat gu", a strange pancake

If you ate it once time, you would never forget it as well as Quang Ninh.

Quang Ninh cuisine’s style has the characteristics of people here - fishers, and it is very special.


“Gat Gu” pancake is similar with steamed rolled rice pancake. It is made from rice flour. When making this kind of cake, the maker have a secret to make it more delicious by adding cold rice. After being done, when we take this kind of cake, it nods repeatedly.



"Gat gu" (Gật gù) in Vietnamesemeans nodding repeatedly, so that the name of this cake is “gat gu”. Here, there is a custom that when eating Gat Gu pancake, each one will nod repeatedly three time before eating t o greet their visitors, and visitor also do it again to show their thanks. “Gat gu” pancake is quite special and delicious. 



"Gat gu" pancake made from rice as "banh cuon" (rolled rice pancake). It's white, flexible, soft such as swan stock.

Quang Ninh people like to combine "gat gu" pancake with "khau nhuc" (braised pork belly), fish sauce with dry onions, pepper, chicken fat...


"Gat gu" pancake is the most famous in Tien Yen District. However, you can find  "gat gu" pancake all over Quang Ninh Province.

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