It is gargantuan by any measure. The 37-meter-long banh tet (traditional Tet glutinous rice cake with meat or vegetable filling), to be showcased at a ceremony at the Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang hotel today, weighs an unbelievable 810 kg.
It took 100 of the hotel's staff two days and 420 kg of sticky rice, 67 kg of mung bean paste, 110 kg of pork, 550 bananas, and other ingredients to make it.
The cake is wrapped in 410 kg of banana leaf and 32 kg of strings.
The ingredients were added yesterday afternoon at the hotel, and the cake was then boiled in water until this morning.
According to the hotel management, the proceeds from selling the cake tonight are completely meant for charity.