Bánh Đậu Xanh
Food

I don’t remember the first time I ate bánh đậu xanh. All I know is that upon entering any Asian grocery store, I (and my siblings) automatically make a beeline for the snack aisle to grab at least a box or two. It’s a form of muscle memory, the way I gravitate toward items like…

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Ngũ Quả
Folkway, Food

The five fruits in Ngũ Quả represent blessings to wish for during Tết and other special occasions: Wealth (phú); stature (quý); longevity (thọ); health (khang); peace (ninh).

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Fried Bánh Chưng
Food

Ingredients Left-over bánh chưng or bánh tét; light cooking oil. Equipment A nonstick pan; a cast iron grill press or a brick wrapped in heavy aluminum foil. Notes This recipe works better with bánh tét, as the log shape can be readily cut into slices of the desired thickness, each with the right ratio of…

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