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"Bánh chưng" rice cake  
   

"Bánh chưng" rice cake

"Bánh chưng" rice cake is a must-eat food in every family in northern Vietnam during Tết. In southern Vietnam, it's called "Bánh tét", but its shapre is round. The cake consists of sticky rice, green bean and pork, and it's covered by green leaves. Next to an opened "Bánh chưng" is a plate of salted onions.
Tết 2008 in Hanoi

February 10th 2008
"Tết” is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. It's also the most important event of the year for the Vietnamese people. Similar to Christmas and (Solar/Gregorian calendar) New Year celebrations, Tết is an occasion for family reunion and merriment after a long year of hard work. For an agrarian country like Vietnam, it is also a short rest period before the hustle and bustle of the oncoming spr ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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