THE RICE WINE AND HIS TRADITION
The Vietnamese these days, to make liquor tastier and healthier are using venom of snakes and scorpions in the production of this poison and will be exported worldwide. The snakes and scorpions which were thought to be poisonous themselves are being consumed worldwide in the form of these special types of wines. As per the locals, the use of venomous cobra snake, kills the alcoholic content, thereby making the liquor poison free. The snakes and the black scorpions are killed and preserved in bottles to have their poison dissolved in the bottles of wine. The stings in the tails of the dead scorpions does not remain the same when they are fermented for several months in the bottles. The snake venom being protein based themselves, inactivates the denaturing effects of ethanol, which are now no more dangerous for people. The natives claim that these snake and scorpion wines are very healthy and can be used as natural medicines. It has the tendency to relieve one from health problems such as back pain, rheumatism, lumbago and other health conditions.
There are thought to over 200 forms of ‘Ruou thuoc’ or ‘medicine wine’ available in Vietnam, many of which are infused with the remains of wildlife, with even endangered species included in the distilling process. These snake and scorpion wines are said to be several health problem relievers but yet they have not be recognized as a certified medical products so far and thus use of these as ‘natural medicines’ may result in any of the unexpected diverse conditions. Also, the production of these wines includes exploitation of our very own wildlife. Nevertheless, alcohol is never recommended, claiming that these wines are healthier will further encourage the addicts and will make them more focused on adopting these ‘healthier wines’ rather than aiming at quitting this deadly addiction.
THE RICE WINE AND DINNER TOUR
Modern day Vietnam is changing at a rapid pace with daily improvements to the general way of life.
In this time of progression, new developments and practices are constantly emerging, which makes it increasingly important to preserve and admire the ancient time honored values and traditions.
Traditional rice wine is also under threat from modern day advances in technology, which is why, with your help, we at Friends Travel Vietnam want to help preserve this amazing heritage for future generations to enjoy. Our special rice wine restaurant respects the value of traditional expertise, regarding it as a secret instilled in each and every wine, heightening the appreciation of enjoying a glass of fine rice wine, to really make for an unforgettable evening with new friends.
Together with a 12 course feast of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, all set in a unique location 30 minutes outside Hanoi centre, we want to invite you for an evening of amazing food, history, stories and of course the magical rice wine…with a staggering 286 different varieties to choose from, we have one of the largest and most unique collections in Vietnam! You do not want to miss this…
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