In the land of martial arts in Binh Dinh, the charming aroma of the cane bird has caught many visitors. It is said that sugar cane birds are rich in nutrition and taste so they should be called "ginseng in the sky".
Coming to Phu Phong town, Tay Son district, Binh Dinh province, visitors will see immense fields of sugarcane fluttering. When the harvest comes, this place appears countless flocks of birds - small birds like sparrows that people often call the cane birds.
|Thousands of green sugar cane, is a place for birds to multiply and flourish. (Photo: hiquynhon)|
Sugar cane is the common name for all the birds that reside in the cane. Occasionally, there are many other birds, such as the nation, ranchers, nipple flu, and larger birds that come to nest or choose "shelter" on sugarcane fields. But few know that the true cane breed is as small as a sparrow but has longer legs and beaks. This species lives in large crowds of hundreds and thousands.
If you have the opportunity to visit the countryside in the Central region, especially in Quang Ngai or Binh Dinh, you will see people selling each new string of sugarcane bird feathers. At this time, do not be indifferent or hesitant, but buy now because that simple gift is very cheap but has a strong taste of the homeland of martial arts. It is said that sugar cane birds are rich in nutrition and taste so they should be called "ginseng in the sky".
|The cane is quite small but its meat is firm and sweet. (Photo: diadiemdulich)|
Want to catch sugarcane birds, people use a tub like a stretched net across the edge of the field, placed higher than the cane tops. After that, people only need to hold the long pole to beat the sugar cane leaves, shake the birds and so on, they gradually pass to the trees.
The fat sugar cane birds after plucking their feathers, burning through the fire to burn out the fluff will only remain as a lean piece of meat. After that, people washed, dissected and then marinated spices depending on how each dish is processed. The best dishes from sugarcane birds are roasted birds and rotors.
Want to make barbecue, people marinated birds with spices including: crushed salt salt with chili, onion, pepper, add some MSG and five spice flavors. Next, use a skewer to grill the bird on the embers. Roasted sugarcane bird is fast, simple and delicious.
When baking, just note quickly to turn the bird over evenly and not burn. When the cane birds turned yellow, the fat sizzled in the kitchen and awoke to the aroma of the finished dish. Hot crispy sugarcane bird dipped in lemon salt and salt will truly taste right.
|The fat sugar cane birds are marinated and grilled on the stove, the aroma spread to the whole region. (Photo: monngonbonphuong)|
For the cook, the chef just needs to put the bird in the pan of boiling oil, after ten minutes the bird is ripe, the flesh is crispy. The birds arranged on a plate, sprinkled on some roasted sesame seeds or lemon leaves for beautiful enjoyment. Attractive sugar cane from yellow nursery to crispy flavor, chewy, rich sweetness.
Whatever recipe for sugar cane birds, when enjoying, you must have a genuine Bau Da wine bottle next to Binh Dinh. The smell of sugarcane bird is sweet, rich with spicy notes of wine, increasing the flavor of food.
In addition, if sitting in a hut with cane leaves next to a sugarcane field is nurturing honey, diners can just enjoy the bird meat, just enjoy the wind at the end of the gentle wind blows away the gay sun. The scorching summer has passed. At this time, there was no longer any other fun.
|Delicacies from sugarcane have become the specialty of this peaceful land (Photo: monngonbonphuong)|
Many people mistake the cane for another species, the costumer. This is a big headed bird, long beak, unpalatable pale meat. Food connoisseurs say that the "standard" cane cane is a small-headed bird with short beaks and firm but sweet flesh. Besides, where bite of the cane also see fragrant, sweet and somewhat wafting like autumn sugarcane fields, will surely make customers want to sip forever.
This specialty is so popular that visitors from near and far have left a saying:
Who returned to Kien My, Phu Phong
Eating the sugar cane bird satisfies its longing.
Tay Son sugarcane - Phu Phong is still green, it is a place for sugarcane birds to multiply and be able to invite visitors from near and far.
Hoang Ngoc / dantri