Tết, this is how the Vietnamese call “Lunar New year”.
Tonight is Tết’s eve. We will have a bonfire on the beach and will see the firework on the sky.
Tết is the great time to have great foods. Here is the list of my favorite.
Thịt kho trứng (Pork stew with coconut and boiled egg) / Recipe here:
Canh Khổ Qua (Bitter Melon Soup)
Dưa giá (chives, ginger mixed as Huong san’s suggestion) không có carrot
Củ Kiệu và Dưa Hành (Dưa Hành: pickled onion and pickled cabbage – Củ Kiệu: pickled small leeks)
bánh tét is a Vietnamese savoury but sometimes sweetened cake made primarily from glutinous rice, which is rolled in a banana leaf into a thick, log-like cylindrical shape, with a meat or vegetarian filling (such as mung beans), then boiled. After cooking, the banana leaf is removed and the cake is sliced into wheel-shaped servings.
bánh chưng (chưng cake) is a traditional Vietnamese cake which is made from glutinous rice, mung bean, pork and other ingredients.
Hoa mai, at Tết every house is usually decorated by Ochna integerrima (in the central and southern parts of Vietnam)
I wish you all have a happy Tết!!!