Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay

Trays featuring food from the country’s three regions and various offerings for the Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet, have been vividly created using clay by an artisan in Ho Chi Minh City.

Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Nguyen Tan Dat from District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City says he has spent more than a month completing collections of Tet trays.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Traditional Tet offerings from northern localities include Banh Chung (a sticky rice cake), thịt đông (pork jelly), dưa hành (pickled onions), giò nạc (boiled lean pork sausage), and boiled chicken.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Unlike northerners, people in the central region prefer displaying few items such as nem chua (fermented pork roll), boiled pork and tré (a combination of sliced boiled pig ears and beef, pepper, salt, minced garlic and powdered grilled rice) on the tray. However, a boiled chicken is more popular these days.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Thit kho (simmered pork) is a typical southern delicacy each Tet.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Like Banh Chung in the north, Banh Tet (cylindric glutinous rice cake) is a specialty in the south.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
A tray featuring a variety of traditional food items is said to bring both prosperity and good fortune to a family in the New Year.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Xoi gac (steamed momordica glutinous rice) and Banh Chung are among the favourite dishes that can be enjoyed during special occasions, such as Tet.
 
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Making these food items requires skills and a meticulous eye for detail.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Dat says that he hopes to preserve the country’s traditional culture for young generations through this clay collection.
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay
The artisan also has other clay collections featuring different kinds of local noodles, such as Bun Mam (fermented fish noodle soup), Bun Cha (vermicelli noodles with grilled pork), and Hu Tieu Nam Vang (pork and prawn clear noodle soup).

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2021 Tet: clay-made dishes, giant Mexican yams

2021 Tet: clay-made dishes, giant Mexican yams

The dishes on Vietnamese people’s offering trays for Tet days made of clay have attracted buyers. Many original products have been created to celebrate the nation’s traditional Tet.

Traditional Vietnamese dishes are made from clay

Traditional Vietnamese dishes are made from clay

Miniature models, including bowls of Pho, noodle soup, and bread, have gone on sale at a souvenir shop in Hanoi, proving to be popular among visitors due to their production from clay by a young girl.

 
 

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