Only 2 weeks left until the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is the time for all family members to gather together and gather around a hearty meal. This is not only a symbol of prosperity and fullness, but also expresses the wish to have a prosperous and prosperous new year.
Compared to the Northern New Year, the Southern New Year is somewhat simpler but still has typical dishes that families, no matter how difficult or well-off, still have enough. Let’s pocket the whole set of traditional dishes on Tet holiday of the Southern people for generations.
Just as the Northern people have banh chung as a traditional dish during Tet, the Southern people have banh tet. According to the ancient concept, banh tet symbolizes fullness and warmth for a long year. Cylindrical banh tet, when eaten, will be cut into small circles.
Due to the hot weather in the South, people in the South often have to be 28 or 29 to pack cakes. The traditional filling of banh tet is only green beans and pork, but along with the development and harmony of cuisine, today’s tet cake has many unique variations such as tet cake with salted egg, five-color cake .. . to help the New Year’s tray of the South more beautiful and delicious.
Meat warehouse eggs
Southerners often have a plate of dried duck meat on their Tet tray. The meat is braised to a soft, golden brown color with the fatty aroma of coconut water. This dish is served with papaya or cucumber, creating an unmistakable taste, making the audience feel all the warmth of Tet in the South.
This dish is not randomly chosen to display during Tet holidays. It represents the dream of a peaceful and prosperous new year. The piece of meat represents yin, while the duck seed represents yang, representing fullness and completeness.
Dried shrimp pods
Dried shrimp curd is an indispensable delicacy for the people of the South every New Year to spring. On the tray of rice here, this dish is extremely popular with uncles and aunts because it has a sweet and sour taste, and can be used as a snack to drink. The papaya tubers combined with dried shrimp bring a perfect dish, making everyone fall in love from the first time they eat it.
Soup cooked with bitter melon
Bitter gourd soup is a soup that is prepared and presented the most in Tet trays in the South. According to the old concept, bitter melon soup as well as its name will dispel all the difficulties and hardships of the old year so that you can welcome good luck and happiness in the new year. This soup not only helps to cool down the body, but also suitable for the warm sunny weather of the South.
Above are the traditional dishes of the Southern people in each Tet to spring. Hopefully this article will help you have more tips to arrange a full tray to offer to your ancestors, grandparents as well as enjoy with your family.