Banh chung, banh tet, folk cakes of Vietnamese people every Tet

Banh chung, banh tet, folk cakes of Vietnamese people every Tet. This is both a cuisine and a characteristic of Vietnam's rice culture. Over thousands of years of history and culture of Vietnamese people associated with fields, wet rice and agriculture, characterized by tropical monsoon climate. Water rice becomes a...

Banh chung, banh tet, folk cakes of Vietnamese people every Tet

Banh chung, banh tet, folk cakes of Vietnamese people every Tet. This is both a cuisine and a characteristic of Vietnam's rice culture. Over thousands of years of history and culture of Vietnamese people associated with fields, wet rice and agriculture, characterized by tropical monsoon climate. Water rice becomes a food crop used by Vietnamese as well as other ethnic groups in Asia as a daily food. In addition to cooking rice, rice is also used to make cakes for special occasions such as Tet.

Banh chung, banh tet are 2 types of banh chung using common ingredients, processing methods, but different shapes. The banh chung is used in the North, banh tet is used in the South. The banh chung has a square shape, while the pancake has a round cylinder.

Raw materials and how to make banh chung and banh tet

Banh chung, banh tet made from glutinous rice, inside is made from green beans, pork, onion, pepper, spices ... Outside banh chung, banh tet is banana or dong leaves, carefully packed and fastened with bamboo strings. In order for the cake to be beautiful, people use a mold to fix the cake before wrapping it.

After the package is finished, it will be boiled for about 8 to 12 hours with high temperature fire to soften the cake inside. During the cooking process, one must regularly add water to prevent the cake from burning.

During Tet holidays, families will go to pack bread, cook cakes and soup with banh chung, cake tucked through the night, creating a cozy, happy atmosphere, linking family members together.

 

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Banh chung, banh tet has become a spiritual and culinary dish with bold culture, philosophy of gentle, sincere, hard-working Vietnamese people. Foreign tourists traveling to Vietnam during the traditional New Year will enjoy this special cake along with the indigenous people. You will surely forget this special dish.


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