Xoi Xiem (Siamese sticky rice) – Eat Best Food in Ha Tien, Kien Giang
Xoi Xiem (Siamese sticky rice) – Eat Best Food in Ha Tien, Kien Giang

Ha Tien is not only the land of famous beautiful landscapes but also the birthplace of many delicious dishes combining southwestern cuisine and foreign cuisine. Xoi Siam – a quintessential Vietnamese -Thai combination dish is one of the typical dishes of this combination.

By Thomas Vietnam at vemekong.com | Official Ha Tien Visitor Guide

1. Better to Know as a Food Lover

Find them: Ha Tien City.

Best time: Dusk-Dawn

Don’t miss: Siamese sticky rice

Local’s pick: 7 xieu Siamese sticky rice restaurant

Tourist’s pick: Restaurant in Ha Tien

Blog: https://vemekong.com/xoi-xiem-siamese-sticky-rice-ha-tien/

Facts: The delicious taste of specialty sticky rice in Ha Tien also makes many tourists fascinated and seek to enjoy Siamese sticky rice every time they have the opportunity to travel in Ha Tien.

2. Better to Know Xoi Siam (Siamese sticky rice)

Coming to Ha Tien tourism, visitors will enjoy a lot of famous delicious dishes of the Southwestern cuisine, but it is hard to find a dish that gives visitors the feeling of wanting to eat at the first time. looks like Ha Tien Siamese sticky rice. Xoi Siam is one of the special tourist specialties in Ha Tien. Ha Tien siamese sticky rice has a soft, fragrant and greasy taste because sticky rice is Thai sticky rice that is transported through the Kien Giang border gate. On the layer of sticky rice, there is also a layer of extremely delicious and eye-catching sauce, making the dish even more delicious and attractive.

Unlike specialty dishes of foreign origin such as fish sauce hotpot or pandan leaf tube cake, sticky rice has more quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine than Thai cuisine. After many years of being introduced to the land of Kien Giang, Siamese sticky rice has gradually turned into an indispensable dish of Ha Tien cuisine. In addition to Thai sticky rice, which is an indispensable ingredient, the unique taste of Ha Tien Siamese sticky rice also comes from the typical ingredients of Kien Giang such as palm fruit, durian and coconut milk.

3. Xoi Siam (Siamese sticky rice) in Kien Giang

When a customer wants to eat sticky rice, the seller just takes the sticky rice out of the pot and puts it on a plate, then drizzles the sauce made from eggs and coconut milk on top of the sticky rice. To make the Siamese sticky rice look more attractive, the seller also smeared a little durian on the surface of the sticky rice. Surely, just by looking at it, you have a craving and want to immediately enjoy this attractive sticky rice dish.

Besides durian sticky rice, in Ha Tien there are also a few other unique dishes such as sticky rice mixed with meat, siamese sticky rice with mango, etc. Of course, every dish has a delicious and extremely attractive taste.

4. How to Make Xoi Siam (Siamese sticky rice)

Ingredients for making Durian Siamese sticky rice

1kg sticky rice

3 pieces of durian

150g green beans without skin

Condensed milk, whipping cream


Spices: Sugar, Salt

Tools: Steamer, pot, bowl, pan,…

Some ingredients to make Durian Siamese sticky rice

Good tip

Glutinous rice has large, round and glossy grains, does not turn yellow, has a slight aroma, when biting, it will have a slight sweet taste.  Do not buy those that are broken, broken, wormy and have a strange smell.

Delicious ripe durians will have a mossy green color that turns yellow, the waist bulges out, revealing the zones, the spikes bloom evenly and the characteristic aroma.

Delicious green beans should choose a beautiful yellow color, firm halves, free from insects, mold, and have the aroma of green beans.

Whipping cream and other ingredients you can easily find in markets, bakeries and large supermarkets.  Should choose a reputable purchase place to ensure the quality of raw materials.

How to make Durian Siamese sticky rice

Step 1 Prepare ingredients

After buying the glutinous rice, soak it in water for about 2-4 hours or soak it overnight (if you have time) so that the glutinous rice seeds expand and then rinse with clean water.

With the durian part, use a spoon to separate the durian rice, divide it into 2 parts: 2 pieces used to mix with sticky rice, 1 piece used to make durian sauce.

When you buy green beans, wash them and soak them in water for about 1-2 hours for them to bloom.

Step 2 Steamed sticky rice

Mix glutinous rice with 1 teaspoon of salt and 150ml of cooking oil and then steam it in a water bath for about 30-40 minutes.

After the sticky rice is cooked, add 50ml of cooking oil and add 30g of sugar to the pot and mix well.  Steam for about 2 more minutes.

Step 3 Mix durian with sticky rice

Put 2 pieces of durian into the cooked sticky rice, use a spoon to stir it evenly so that the durian is absorbed into each sticky rice seed.

Step 4 Green bean slugs

You bring to cook with 200ml of water with high heat until the beans are soft, then turn off the heat.

Put the cooked beans into a blender, grind finely, filter through a sieve and then put in a pan with low heat.  Add 100g of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and stir well.

Dissolve 10g of flour with 50ml of water and then put it in the green beans on the stove, slurry for about 30 minutes.  Slug until the mixture is dry and thickened.

Step 5 Make the accompanying sauce

Beat 60ml condensed milk with 50ml water and put it in a hot pan.  Next, you add the green beans you just slug earlier into the same 15g sugar and cook with low heat.

When the green beans are hot and steaming, turn off the stove immediately.  Add 60ml whipping cream and stir well.  Finally, you add the remaining 1 piece of durian, mix well to complete the durian sauce.

Step 6 Finish the dish

Put the sticky rice on a plate and drizzle the sauce on top of the sticky rice, and you’ve got a delicious durian Siamese sticky rice dish.

5. Pro tips:

Here are our tips for easing your mind (and stomach) around food-handling environments that you may not be used to.

Make sure the food is freshly cooked. If you’re eating hot street food, it’s always safest (not to mention more delicious) to eat food you can see being cooked to order.

Look for lines and busy stalls. Busy street food stalls are an indicator of popularity, and their high turnover rate means the food is never sitting out for hours and developing dreaded bacteria. Yes, long lines can be discouraging when you’re hungry after a full day of exploring, but it’s not worth the risk of grabbing precooked food from the empty spot next door.

Eat when the locals are eating. The last and most important element here is when to eat. You’re likely already on a weird eating schedule while you’re traveling, but it’s important to try and adjust to the eating times of where you are. A bowl of pho might be lunch for Americans, but it’s breakfast for the Vietnamese. This ensures that you’re eating freshly cooked food and that you can find the best and most popular places to eat.

If you can’t drink the water, then you can’t eat the salad. Most people get so hung up on not drinking the water or skipping ice in drinks that they don’t think about all of the other ways in which water is used in food service. Fruits and vegetables tend to be washed with tap water in most places, rather than the filtered water that locals drink—or sometimes it’s not washed at all. If you’re really craving some produce, try fruits you can peel or cooked veggies.

Trust your gut. If you’re unsure about the food or the way that it’s being prepared, then keep moving. Eating street food all over the world doesn’t make you an expert. Every stall and every country are different, and sometimes the rules can be harder to follow. When something doesn’t look, smell, or feel right, don’t eat it! Trust your judgment. Chances are that there’s another spot close by that’s making something more delicious.

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Can Tho: Co Ut’s Cong cakeUt Dzach Fine Rice VermicelliThanh Van Grilled Pork SausageCrab Noodle Soup At Floating MarketScorched Rice with Caramelized Fish Sauce7-Toi’s Duck Meat PancakeBanh Mi ThuyBanana Blossom SaladFried Spring RollsFresh Spring RollsFetal duck egg (balut)Honeycomb CakeMini Sticky Rice CakeCassava Silkworm CakeGrilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky RiceKhmer-style Bun Goi Da SoupEgg CoffeeCon Son Grilled Snakehead FishBun Mam – Fermented Fish Noodle SoupLau Mam – Fermented Fish HotpotGrilled Snails with PepperMagenta Sticky Rice CakeDuck cooked with Fermented TofuRice Noodle PizzaVegetarian Noodle SoupSnails Stuffed With Pork

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Chau Doc: Chau Doc Fish Noodle SoupSugar Palm FruitBasa Fish Hot PotMam (Fermented fish)Phu Huong Beef Noodle Soup, Broken Rice with Pork Chop, Long Xuyen Broken RiceNui Cam PancakeO Thum’s Chicken Grilled with Lime LeavesStir-fried Shrimp with Sesbania FlowerSweet & Sour Soup with Siamese Mud Carp Soup & Sesbania FlowerCaramelized & Braised CatfishGrilled Rice-field Rat with Salt and Chili

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Soc Trang: Pia CakeCong Cake (Banh Cong)Bun Nuoc Leo Soc Trang’s Noodle SoupSoc Trang’s Bun Goi Da SoupDuck Noodle Soup with black PepperCurry Noodle SoupGrilled Beef on TileKhmer-style Tube CakeKhmer-style Mung Bean Cake (Banh In)Dried Radish (Xa Bau)Stir-Fried Noodles with Seafood (Mi Sua)Soc Trang’s Green Rice Flakes

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ben Tre: Phu Le Rice WineBen Tre’s Coconut CandyFlat BananaCoconut RiceSnail PancakeSea Snail with Coconut MilkCoconut WormYoung Coconut Salad with Shrimp & PorkSon Doc Puff Rice Paper

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Cai Be: Puffed Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Vinh Long: Elephant Ear Fish (fried giant gourami)

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in My Tho: Fried Sticky RiceSnakehead Fish Rice PorridgeHu Tieu My Tho (Noodle Soup)Coconut Banana Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Tra Vinh: Macapuno CoconutBun Nuoc Leo Tra Vinh’s Noodle SoupTra Cuon’s Sticky Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Sadec: Sa Dec Noodle SoupSadec Crab HotpotLai Vung Spring RollsSa Giang Shrimp Puff PastryLai Vung Tangerine

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Bac Lieu: Spicy Beef Noodle SoupBac Lieu’s Three-striped CrabWhite Radish PiesBac Lieu Thick Noodles & Creamy Coconut MilkBon Bon Pickles

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ca Mau: Banh tam ga cay (Silkworm rice cake with curried chicken)Grilled Vop clams with salt and pepperGrilled Mudskipper FishStone Crab Roast With SaltYoung Bee SaladNam Can’s CrabU Minh Forest’s HoneyU Minh’s Fermented Fish Hotpot

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Hau Giang: Cau Duc PineappleCai Tac’s Pork Organs PorridgeHau Giang’s Bronze Featherback Fish Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ha Tien: Herring Fish SaladSpider crab cake soupKen Noodle soupXoi Xiem (Siamese sticky rice)Steamed Noodle soupHa Tien Oyster porridge

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Rach Gia: Stir Noodle SoupKien Giang Fish Noodle Soup

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Con Dao: Bang nut jamVu Nang SnailRoasted Pork Bread (Banh Mi)Coconut Ice Cream

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Phu Quoc: Phu Quoc Sim WinePhu Quoc PepperPhu Quoc fish sauce

Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!

“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.

Thank you

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