Vietnam village sticks with turmeric rice paper for 300 years

August 28, 2018 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Luu Bao Village in central Vietnam is famous for making turmeric-flavored rice paper for more than three centuries.

The dough is a mixture of rice flour, finest flour and white sesame seeds.

The dough is a mixture of rice flour and white sesame seeds.

Turmeric is added to give the rice paper the distinct yellow color. Turmeric is healthy for you since it can improve your stomach condition, Ton That Quy, 52 years old rice paper maker, said.

Turmeric is added to give the rice paper the distinct yellow color. “Turmeric is healthy for you since it can improve your stomach condition,” said Ton That Quy, a 52-year-old rice paper maker.

Quy said rice paper needs to be put into a dry stove for couple minutes. He said his four members family can produce up to 1,200 rice papers per day.

Quy said rice paper needs to be baked for a couple of minutes. His four member family can produe up to 1,200 rice papers a day.

The rice paper sheets need be to dry out under the sun for about 15 minutes.

The rice paper sheets are later dried in the sun for about 15 minutes.

Each sheet of rice paper is on sale for around $0.03 to $0.04. On average, rice paper maker earn $11 each day.  

Each sheet of rice paper costs $0.03 -$0.04. On average, a rice paper maker earns $11 each day.  

A woman stacks up the rice paper before packaging them. About 20 people in the village live off by this job.

A woman stacks up rice papers before packing them. About 20 people in the craft village live off this profession.

 
 
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