Why Cam Le Sesame Cake village is special
Cam Le sesame Cake Village is 6 km South of Da Nang in the Khue Trung ward, Cam Le district and specialises in sesame cake locally known as Kho Me.
Kho Me is made of glutinous flour, rice flour, granulated sugar, ginger and sesame which are combined, shaped and infused with sugar and sesame. Another variation called Kho No is made from sticky rice rather than sesame.
The delicious cakes have a soft sugary texture with crunchy sesame seeds. Kho Me from Mrs. Lieu or Mrs. Nhat is well regarded and can be found in most local stores and costs around VND 25,000 per packet. During the Tet holiday, Kho Me is placed on altars and shrines.
What to explore at Cam Le Sesame Cake village
You can take the Da Nang – Phu Da bus (No.06) to address 290 Cach Mang Thang 8 Street then get a motorbike taxi. However, it’s easier to drive your own motorbike the whole way.
Sesame cakes are only made every three or four days. If you want to see the cooking process, it is best to call ahead to make sure that they are cooking that day.
Getting to Cam Le Sesame Cake village
From Da Nang international airport: 14 km away, go by motorbike or taxi
From Da Nang train station: 16 km away, go by motorbike or taxi
From Hoi An ancient town: 35 km away, taxi recommended