Tet cake is served with pickled scallions, vegetable pickles and fish sauce. After cooking, the banana leaves are removed and the cake is sliced into wheel-shaped servings. The cake may also be sliced and fried to a delicious chewy crispness.
To prevent the banana leaf from coming apart during cooking, Tet cake is usually wrapped again several times with a length of plastic ribbon before steaming.
Local people of different regions can create ingredients to make perfect Tet cakes for themselves. Can Tho is famous for its unique Banh Tet La Cam- - violet glutinous rice cake.
The process of making Tet cake is time consuming, thus providing an opportunity for family members to bond and come together to celebrate the holiday spirit.
Presently, Tet cakes have become popular with people in other regions as they are sold on the market shelves in many localities across the country.