Tet, Lunar New Year. It is on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
Chinese New Year’s Dinner Menu
Tuyet, my sister cooked
- Ga Tiem, Teochew braised chicken, our family traditional dish
- Goi Tom Ngo Sen
- Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup
- Tuyet’s Almond Shortbread
Making Food for the New Year
Banh Chung, and Banh Tet are traditional rice cake, that Vietnamese eat and give away to celebrate Lunar New Year, Tet. Banh Chung is from North Vietnam. In Mekong Delta, people make Banh Tet. They have similar ingredients, but different shape. However, for Banh Tet, it would take years to learn how to make the right shape and core (mung bean and pork) has to be in the center of the cake.
My sister made “Banh Chung” and cookie to celebrate Tet, Lunar New Year.
Banh Chung and Cookie
Banh Chung – After cooking
Banh Chung – before cooking
Banh Chung – Mold
Banh Chung – from Google Images