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Banh Chung and banh Tet
September 08, 2008        1,402 views

Boiled rice and pork cakes are usually cooked 2-3 days before Tet. Both can be kept for about two weeks in cool temperature. However, after this time they become hard and must be re-boiled.

Nem ran (Spring roll)
August 26, 2008        3,860 views

Nem ran (called cha gio in the south) is a much-appreciated speciality, although it is very easy to prepare.

July 22, 2008        1,854 views

Xoi, or steamed sticky rice, is as popular for breakfast of the Vietnamese as bread in Western countries. Xoi comes in all sorts of strange flavours. Almost every street has a xoi vendor, waiting to ladle big spoonfulls of steaming xoi into bowls, or wrap it in leaves.

Leaf-covered cakes
July 14, 2008        1,841 views

Banh gio, a popular northern dish made from rice flour and pork is packaged in banana leaves.

Gio cha
July 11, 2008        1,067 views

Gio cha (pork pie boiled or fired or grilled). Pounded meat, impregnated with fragrant ingredients, wrapped in banana leaves and stewed is called gio. If grilled, it is called cha.



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