Uoc Le village is located in Tan Uoc commune, Thanh Oai district, far from the centre of Hanoi more than 30 kilometers to the southwest. This ancient village is well-known for cultural values, traditional architectures and its traditional product (Gio Cha – pork rolls).

The ancient gate of Uoc Le Village

The ancient gate of Uoc Le Village

On the village gate is the wood board with the script “My Tuc Kha Phong” (good traditions) which was 4 letters of the King Tu Duc. Historically, in the middle of the village, there is a stockpile of the grain self-sufficiency, called fund “Nghia Thuong”. The village sent people to look after, to help poor people in villages and straitened people. King Tu Duc went through to know pretty customs and awarded these 4 letters.

Apart from ancient relics, Uoc Le village is also famous for pork rolls. For a complete product, require meticulousness and steady hands of artisans with many complicated stages. They also have the know-hows to get delicious pork rolls and sausages from choosing good lean meat, blending the meat as it is still hot, braying the meat continually but keeping it not become hot. According to artisans, boiling water should not be used to remove pig’s hair because it makes the meat east, property. Meat is also chosen carefully, must be meat of rump, loin from pigs about 35-40 kg. Meat of pork will be red and not brittle if the pig is too big. When complete lean meat filtering, move to mortar, then grind with wood pestle. Wrap pork in banana leaves, young leaves are inside, old leaves are outside. Finally, bring complete package pork right into the pot of boiling water (50-55 minutes). Roasted cinnamon and fried crab pork are the most famous products in the village. Nowadays, products of Uoc Le village come to every corner of the country. It is also favorite in many countries in the world. The name of Uoc Le with the pork rolls and sausages profession is pride of people in the village.

Gio Cha Uoc Le - Uoc Le Pork Roll

Gio Cha Uoc Le – Uoc Le Pork Roll