Rice has been grown in Vietnam for thousands of years. It is one of the top five largest rice producing countries in the world. The Mekong River Delta (the 'Rice Bowl') in southern Vietnam is where most of Vietnam’s rice is grown. Rice is also grown in the Red River Delta in the northeast part of the country, and on the north-central coast. Most rice grown in Vietnam is wet-rice, meaning that it is grown in flooded fields rather than dry land.
“The Mekong River and its tributaries are crucial to rice production in Vietnam. A total of 12 provinces make up the Mekong Delta, which house about 17 million people, 80% of whom are engaged in rice cultivation."
White rice is prepared in a variety of ways in both savory and sweet Vietnamese dishes. Rice is eaten steamed with daily meals and made into a variety of different size noodles, pancakes, dumplings, rolls and alcoholic drinks.
At BEP, we only use the best grains. We have team up with Cana Rice sourcing precious grains from Vietnam. Unique feature of Cana rice is that they farm on virgin land hence the rice is pesticides free, giving you all natural and healthy sweet taste of rice. Grains is chewy with fragrant taste that complements our dishes so well.