When you go to Vietnam in Lunar New Year, you are so lucky because you will have a chance to try Vietnamese New Year food.
Gonexp.com will give you some suggestions about Vietnamese New Year food that you should try.
Tet (also called Tết Nguyên Đán or Tết Âm Lịch) is one of the special holidays of Vietnamese. Lunar New Year has an important meaning with a lot of Vietnamese. It is the time that all people will come back their home to visit relatives, friends, etc. Lunar New Year is held in the late of January till the middle of February. The first day of Lunar New Year is not fixed because it is based on the lunar calendar. Lunar New Year usually lasts in 5 days
The first day of Lunar New Year in 2019 is January 25th and the fifth day is January 29th.
When Lunar New Year is coming, everyone will enjoy a lot of traditional Vietnamese New Year food such as Bánh Chưng (Chung Cake), Bánh Tét (Tet Cake), Chả Cuốn (Spring Roll), etc.
Bánh Chưng (Chung Cake) is a Tet Vietnamese New Year food tradition that can’t be lack in Lunar New Year in Vietnam. Chung Cake is a famous cake which is made from sticky rice, stewed pork and bean. After that, it is wrapped in phrynium leaves and is boiled at least 15 hours. Everyone will prepare everything that is necessary for wrapping Chung Cake one week before Tet. Nowadays, there are a lot of people that wrap Chung Cake on their own. If you have an opportunity to go to Vietnam in Lunar New Year, don’t forget to try Chung Cake. It will be better if you can see with your own eyes the whole process to make Chung Cake. Otherwise, you should try Tet Cake – a kind of cake that is quite similar to Chung Cake. The difference of these two cakes is Chung Cake is square and Tet Cake is cylindrical.
Chả Cuốn (Vietnamese Spring Roll) is one of traditional Vietnamese New Year food that is a favorite food of many people including the foreigners. There are many ingredients in Vietnamese Spring Roll including pork, carrot, mushrooms and soya noodles. These ingredients are sliced and mixed. After that, people wrap these in rice paper. Then, it is fried and if it is fried it in a right way, it is so crispy that you just want to eat and eat. It is so awesome if it is dipped into fish sauce and is eaten with fresh vegetable.
You can eat Vietnamese Spring Roll with rice or noodles. The process to make this dish is so easy that you can find in the internet and the ingredients are also easy to find everywhere.
Mứt (The Candied Fruits) is a special food that every kid likes it because it is quite sweet. Mứt (The Candied Fruits) is so simple to make, just a kind of fruit and little sugar that you can make Mứt (The Candied Fruits) The ingredient to make Mứt (The Candied Fruits) is so various such as banana, coconut, jack fruits, carrot, etc. You can find how to make Mứt (The Candied Fruits) in the internet to make this and give your relatives and friends.
If you have a chance to go to Vietnam, you can buy some packages of Mứt. It is so yummy and is suitable for those who like sweet food.
Xôi (Sticky Rice) is an important dish in Lunar New Year. In Lunar New Year, people always cook Xôi Gấc (Red Sticky Rice). According to local people, Xôi Gấc (Red Sticky Rice) represents for luck. Moreover, some people cook Xôi Lạc (Sticky Rice with Peanuts), Xôi Dừa (Sticky Rice with Coconut). It is so great to eat with Vietnamese Spring Roll. The ingredient to make Xôi (Sticky Rice) contains glutinous rice. You can combine gacfruit with Xôi (Sticky Rice) to make Red Sticky Rice or green bean to make Sticky Rice with Bean, etc. Xôi (Sticky Rice) is a Vietnamese New Year food that you should try in Lunar New Year.
Dưa Hành Muối (The Pickled Onion) is a food that is so delicious when eating with Chung Cake. If you want to make Dưa Hành Muối (The Pickled Onion), you have to buy to onions. After buying, you must soak them in the water. Take them into a jar and mix with salt and after 2 days, you can eat them.
Here are these Vietnamese New Year food that you should try when going to Vietnam in Lunar New Year. Hope that you will love them. It is worth to trying Vietnamese New Year food and you never find another country that has a lot of delicious dishes like in Vietnam. By the way, visit our website Gonexp.com and find more interesting things in Vietnam.