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The Ambassadors of the US and France to Vietnam have shared their experience of celebrating the biggest festival in a year of Vietnamese people – the Lunar New Year or Tet.

New unique Banh Chung attracts diners

The new delicious creations of Banh Chung or Vietnamese traditional cake for Tet has won the hearts of culinary connoisseurs.

A feast worthy of the name

Our entire lifestyle news desk went out to Bat Trang recently, not for its famed pottery but to try the much-hyped “Bat Trang feast” from culinary artisan Nguyen Thi Lam.

Trang Cat Village of Dong Leaf bustling at the end of the year

Being used to wrap Banh Chung (sticky rice cake for Tet), Dong leaves from Trang Cat Village is the pride of the villagers that have been offered to other localities and countries.

Vietnam: Asia’s new leading culinary destination

From simple home cooking to addictive street eats to modern Vietnamese, the delicious diversity of this country’s culinary scene is attracting foodies from all over the world.

Vinh Hoa villagers awake all day for making chung cakes

As Tet (Lunar New Year) comes, most locals in Vinh Hoa village, Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province make chung cakes for sale, creating a bustling atmosphere here.

Vietnamese Tet in the old days

Memory about Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, during the old days, particularly in the subsidy period hasn’t faded from Vietnamese hearts. 

Vietnamese square sticky rice cake

Are you all set for Tet? And more importantly, have you prepared your bánh chưng yet? It's a traditional dish for the Lunar New Year. We speak to those in the know to learn all about this holiday delicacy.


US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on January 15 performed the Vietnamese traditional New Year ritual of releasing carps into a lake to bid farewell to the Kitchen Gods at Kim Lien pagoda in Hanoi.

Naval ships bearing Tet gifts brings joy to soldiers at sea

An array of Tet gifts such as apricots, kumquat trees, sticky rice, and la dong, also known as dong leaves, are among the presents being brought to soldiers who are currently serving a tour of duty at sea by a delegation sent from the mainland.

HCM City gears up to host debut Tet Festival 2020

Le Van Tam Park in Ho Chi Minh City will host the inaugural Tet Festival 2020 between January 3 and 5.

Tet customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups

Each ethnic group in Vietnam has typical customs to welcome the New Year, which is called Tet in Vietnamese. Their uniqueness helps make Vietnam’s cultural diversity.

Foreigners celebrate Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

Foreigners who are working and living in Vietnam are eager to experience Vietnam’s Tet celebrations.

Traditional village makes about 468,600 Chung cakes before Tet

Tranh Khuc village in Hanoi’s Thanh Tri district is estimated to make about 468,600 banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) ahead of the 2018 Lunar New Year.

Same same but… Tet food reflects different lifestyles

 VietNamNet Bridge – The three main regions of Viet Nam are characterized by different climate and soil conditions that result in different traditions and customs, and some of these have to do with which traditional dishes are favoured

Tet customs in Vietnam

Tet, the first festival in a lunar year, is of great importance to the Vietnamese and people in some other Asian countries.

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays.

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

 "Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays.

Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tet dishes have special significance as they reflect the Vietnamese tradition of each family member expressing their personal progress, happiness and professional prosperity through the tray of dishes.

Int’l tourists learn to wrap Chung cake

Visitors from the UK, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea participated in a Chung cake (square glutinous rice cake) wrapping festival on January 13.