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In 2018, Cyprus-based travel site Brightside recently released a list of 15 strangest foods in the world, and one of them was the meter-long, three kilo bread found only in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Its giant dimensions have piqued the curiosity and interest of many visitors to An Giang, which is home to the Ba Chua Xu Lady Temple, one of the most famous spiritual sites in southern Vietnam, Vnexpress reported.
Pictures and personal statuses of the 3-kg bread have gone went viral on social media, and it was among the most searched food item at that time.
And most recently, giant bread once again draw attention from foreign newspapers.
In newly-released article, Odditycentral introduced this weird food of Vietnam's An Giang province.
“Measuring at least 1 meter in length and weighing no less than 3 kilograms, the giant bread loves sold in An Giang really are something else. They are typically sold in large plastic bags, cost 50,000 VND ($2.14) and reportedly taste as good as they look. They are glazed with a layer of butter after baking and sometimes topped with seeds such as sesame for added flavor”, Odditycentral wrote.
Interestingly, the giant loaves of bread are not the result of some old tradition in An Giang, but the brainchild of a local baker who started making them for fun.
Pham Thi Bac told VNExpress that she originally started making the loaves in her spare time, but then word got around and people started asking to buy them. It wasn’t long before tourists spotted the giant loaves and started buying them as souvenirs.
Today, the giant bread loaves of An Giang are among the most instagrammable foods in Vietnam, and of the province’s most recognizable symbols.
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