How is the best Vietnamese rice in the world special? Where to buy?
ST25 rice is a specialty rice in Soc Trang, popular with consumers.
On November 12, Vietnam’s ST25 rice was awarded the world’s best award after surpassing Thai and Cambodian rice at World’s Best Rice contest, organized by The Rice Trader in Manila, Philippines.
ST25 rice belongs to the ST aromatic rice line with many different varieties created and improved by engineer Ho Quang Cua (DNTN Ho Quang Tri, Soc Trang) for over 20 years. Earlier, ST24 rice also won the first prize of the Vietnam delicious rice contest held by the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) on November 4.
ST25 is the premium rice in the current rice market. Long grain rice, clear, not silver. Rice cooked with plasticity, aromatic, sweet and special flavor is very attractive. Rice is fragrant, so cook little water, the rice is flexible even though it is not turned when cooking.
In particular, this type of rice is high in protein, so it is suitable for people with diabetes, both the elderly and children. This is also a famous specialty in Soc Trang, comparable to Nang fragrant Dao market rice, which is very popular by consumers.
However, selling ST25 rice on the market is quite rare. In Ho Chi Minh City, there is a shop specializing in selling products of Ho Quang Tri Private Enterprise at 12 Rach Bung Binh Street (District 3), in which rice of ST line such as ST20, ST24 and ST25 rice (very few, mainly for introductions), the selling price is about VND 26,000/ kg. This unit also represented Ho Quang Tri Private Enterprise to put all kinds of ST rice for sale at the kind green market in Ho Chi Minh City, which takes place every Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, there is a store in Go Vap district that certifies that ST25 is traded in rice, priced at 20,000-25,000 VND / kg, equivalent to the high-grade rice currently on the market.
Meanwhile, on major e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Sendo, Shopee … Ho Quang Tri’s types of rice are sold as much as ST21, ST24, ST red, ST purple … with prices from 25,000 – 45,000 VND / kg depending on type. Particularly rice ST25 has not appeared on the floor.
Source: Newspaper Workers