Giò Chả Đức Hương – sausage and so much more

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    Given how often my family comes here, I feel obliged to give this store a proper post. About every other week or so, my parents make the hour-long drive to get a loaf or two of cha lua (silk sausage) and maybe a few Vietnamese between-a-snack-and-a-meal goodies. The affable owner lady knows our usual grabs, and we know her trustworthy provision. Whether it’s wrapped in banana leaves, aluminum foil, or cling wrap, Giò Chả Đức Hương has the best of its kind in Bellaire.

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    The shelves of nem (fermented pounded pork sausage), bánh tét (sticky rice log), and bánh ít (sticky rice pyramid). These small bánh tét are sold all year round, they are only about 4 inches long, usually with vegan filling (mung bean paste or banana). They make an appropriate snack for a teenager, but usually a little too much for me. Unwrapped below, left-right-down: bánh giòbánh ít – bánh tét:

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    Bánh giò always reside on the front counter, next to loads of chả (sausages). There are chả chiên (fried), chả lụa (lean pork), chả Huế (spicy), chả bò (beef), chả gà nấm hương (chicken and shiitake), and boxes of chà bông (also known as  ruốc in the North, pork floss in English, and similar to rousong in Chinese).

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    A few more pictures of bánh tét just to do partial justice of how many kinds they have there:

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    Black bean mixed with sticky rice, disrupting the usual smooth glutinous texture by nutty bites.

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    Sticky rice mixed with pandan leaf extract for flavor and color. A sweet touch.

    banh-tet-nep-trang-nhan-thit
    Plain white sticky rice, usual fatty pork and mung bean paste filling. The classic.

    100_1292Address: Đức Hương Giò Chả in Bellaire, Houston
    11369 Bellaire Blvd, Ste 950
    Houston, TX 77072
    (near the Vietnam War Memorial)
    (281) 988-6155

    This sausage store sets their price a knuckle higher than the Asian markets, but the care, the freshness, and the family touch are unbeatable.

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    7 comments to Giò Chả Đức Hương – sausage and so much more

    • Làm ơn cho biết Tiện Đức Hương trên san Jose

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    • Matthew Trần

      ToĐức Hương Zo Chã (Ms.Mai Trương)

      Xin Bà vui lòng cho biết:
      – Bánh Tét (plain white sticky rice, usual fatty pork and mung bean paste filling:the classic type) cũa quý Tiệm sau khi mua, có cần fãi lưu giữ trong tũ lạnh lâu không đễ khõi bị hư/thúi không?
      – Nếu đễ ngoài trong tình trạng khí hậu bình thường(trong fòng) thi có thễ giữ được bao lâu? Bao nhiêu ngaỳ?
      – Quanh năm, quý Tiệm có bán bánh Tét loại nầy không hay chĩ làm và bán vào zịp tết Âm lịch mà thôi?

      Xin vui lòng gõ cho mấy chữ.
      Merry Xmas & Happy Nedw Year

    • Hi Matthew, I’m not the owner of this shop nor am I related to their business in any way, I was simply writing about their product. For more information on their products, you should call them at the phone number included in the post.
      My family always put the banh tet into the fridge when we buy them, which can keep for at least a month. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t stay good for a long time without refrigeration, we just didn’t try to do so.
      Happy Tet!

    • Ngan Ho

      Cho tôi hỏi tiệm có giao hàng đến Olathe, Kansas không?

    • Hi Ngan, mong ban vui long truc tiep contact tiem Duc Huong (o so DT da ghi trong bai). Flavor Boulevard la trang blog review nha hang va tiem an, khong phai la homepage cua tiem. Cam on ban da ghe tham trang blog nay! 🙂

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