Like other villages in Phu Yen, local people of Hoa Da hamlet (An My commune, Tuy An district) mainly live on rice. From such main and abundant material source, girdle-cake profession was available very early, becoming the traditional profession inherited through many generations up to now.
Hoa Da girdle-cake has been well-known for a long time. The product is not only consumed in the local area but also many other places.
Besides Hoa Da, Phu Yen province is characterized by many girdle-cake villages with unparallel quality such as Dong Binh girdle-cake village, Dong Phuoc and Phuong Lua girdle-cake villages… girdle-cake is the special dish which is often offered as a gift to relatives.