Attractive bread for hungry moments

By DIEP SA |

(QNO) - Madame Khanh’s bread shop (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province) is praised on the  two world famous tourism websites tripadvisor.com and foursquare.com for the quality of a 20,000 VND- loaf of bread. It’s is more and more crowded with customers, especially foreign tourists.

“Just less than 1 USD, you can enjoy the most delicious loaf of bread in the world. So, you should taste it”, said John F, 25 25 years old, an Australian tourist.

“It seems that this woman puts her love and concern in every loaf of bread. So, besides its great taste, it is this impression that makes her bread more wonderful and attractive ”, said Thomas, 27 years old, from Melbourne, Australia.

“We are 3 young men  from India. It’s great to have Madame Khanh’s bread when we are hungry. She is really a Queen of Bread”. These are among thousands of foreign tourists’ comments viewed on tripadvisor.com and foursquare.com.

Madame Khanh and her good memories with tourists. Photo: Diep Sa.
Madame Khanh and her good memories with tourists. Photo: Diep Sa.

Madame Khanh’s bakery is over 10m2 wide, located  in Tran Cao Van street, rather far from Hoi An Ancient quarter. She is 80 years old with her kind face, is clever, funny and careful . She  has sold bread for 30 years. At first, her customers are neighbours.  About 10 recent years, when coming here, many foreign tourists not only buy bread but also talk to Madame Khanh and take photos with her. Some phones for her health after returning their home country makes her very moved.

Besides bread crust, a dozen types of stuffing are made by Madame Khanh types of stuffing are made by Madame Khanh. Photo:  Diep Sa.
Besides bread crust, a dozen types of stuffing are made by Madame Khanh types of stuffing are made by Madame Khanh. Photo: Diep Sa.

All Madam Khanh’s breads are chosen carefully. The crust must be crisp; the crumb is thick, soft and fragrant.  There is a variety of bread’s stuffing  made from fresh materials, including egg, roast, boiled and barbeque pork, paté, mayonnaise sauce, meat sauce, chinese sausage, thin slice of cucumber, chilli, dill,  sweet and sour  grated salad.

Only 20 thousand VND for each loaf, but Madame Khanh’s bread is very delicious and qualitative. If her customers are the labours or her neighbours, the price is from 7,000-10,000 VND, depending on their demand. Over 100  loaves of bread are  sold each day.

Many good comments for Madame Khanh, a kind and beautiful hostess. Photo:  Diep Sa.
Many good comments for Madame Khanh, a kind and beautiful hostess. Photo: Diep Sa.

Sabrina Carla, an Italian tourist said that before visiting Vietnam, she had received so much good information about Madame Khanh’s bakery in Hoi An including “Queen of Bread, “the most delicious bread in the world”, the real bread”… When coming to Hoi An, Sabrina Carla enjoyed Madame Khangs bread. Sabrina Carla said: “ I like Madame Khanh’s bread because of its special taste and its maker’s kindness and friendliness.  She talked  and took photo with me.  A 20,000 VND loaf of bread is very cheap but I surprise that no many Hoianians know this famous bakery”.

Mrs. Khanh said that to prepare materials for a new selling day, she asks her husband and daughter for help from  the night before to the next morning. The interest from the total turnover of 2 million VND a day from selling bread is very modest, but she loves  her job.

By DIEP SA