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In addition to the familiar two types of Tet cakes with banana and green bean paste, visitors to the West also enjoy 6 other types of Tet cakes.
Banh Tet is a traditional gift that reminds us of our roots every spring. Having the opportunity to pack cakes with family members, boil and wait for them to cook, you will feel the warmth of the reunion day. If you come to the West for a spring trip during Tet, you can try 8 different types of Tet cakes, in which popular ones are green bean paste and banana filling. Photo: Quynh Tran
Moringa tet cake is a novelty cake that visitors can enjoy when coming to Con Son, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city. The cake has a beautiful green color thanks to the moringa leaves, and the filling is only green beans or ripe bananas, with no meat added. The cake is best eaten while it is still hot, guests will clearly feel the fleshy taste of green beans, the fat of coconut milk permeates the sticky rice, and the aroma of moringa leaves, suitable for vegetarians or need nutritional supplements. Photo: Be Bay Cake – Con Son specialty cake
“Luxury” ginseng tet cake is available in Can Tho, Hau Giang. The same way as traditional Tet cakes, however, the filling with green beans, chicken, salted eggs and especially red ginseng is weighed and adjusted for nutrition. The outer layer of the cake impresses with the purple color of the butterfly pea flower. Ginseng Tet cake is often bought to give to relatives and friends as a wish for good health in the new year. Photo: Be Bay Cake – Con Son specialty cake
Tet cakes with green bean fat is a very popular type of savory cake in the West, loved by many people. The filling has green beans wrapped around fatty meat, seasoned bacon, cut into a rectangular shape with the length of a cake bar. Meat before wrapping can be dried in the sun so that when cooked it will be clearer and more beautiful. The cooked green bean fat steak is heavy in the hand, the bean paste is firm, the aroma of banana leaves is light, the seasoning is rich in the filling, the fat is soft and won’t be eaten. Photo: Lisa
Instead of enjoying cooked Tet cake, Westerners also have a strange version of fried Tet cakes , which often appear after Tet. Cooked cake, cut into slices, fried in a pan filled with oil, the outside is golden crispy and the inside is soft. Hotdish with pickles, dried shrimp, can be dipped with sweet and spicy chili sauce if you like. Photo: Instagram mr.lam81