Quan Ganh Village is famous for its traditional cake called "Banh day", a delicious treat of glutinous rice cand green beans wrapped in banana leaves. Almost all people who pass this area stop to buy some couples of “bánh dày” as souvenirs for their beloved or simply as their lunch, a famous specialty of Ha Tay land. This cake has been popularly loved and enjoyed by lots of people, both Vietnamese and foreigner tourist who travel to Vietnam though they just pass by and try it by chance.
Located along National Highway No.1 in Hanoi's Thuong Tin District. Quan Ganh village is worth for a visit just to sample some of the local Banh Day or Day cake.
Day cake is similar to chung cake, which is eaten during the lunar year, but day cake is a popular snak throughout the year.
Chung and Day cake are closely connected to Lang Lieu, a Vietnamese prince. According to legend, a beggar once came to Quan Ganh. The villagers did not drive him away, and instead fed him a hearty meal. In return, beggar taught the villagers how to make Day cake. From then on, villagers have been enjoying the snack.
Quan Ganh village makes the best Day cake in Hanoi, an it can be easily found on sales by treer vendors for just a few thousand Vietnamese dong.
This cake is made with a special kind of glutinous rice which can only be planted in Hai Hau (Hải Hậu), Nam Dinh (Nam định) province. It is greatly fragrant and glutsive role in making good cakes.