Then I realized that banh khot (Vietnamese savory mini pancakes) was a new addition to my family's usual banquet spread.
Since this follows my recent 100 Vietnamese Foods to Try list, I figured I'd go over some of the foods.
From the top left, going left to right:
Store-bought roast duck, #44. Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring/Egg Rolls), and #81. Nem Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties) both made by my oldest uncle's wife.
Tom Rang Muoi (Vietnamese Shrimp Fried with Salt) made by my youngest aunt's husband, store-bought steamed chicken, and #10. Banh It La Gai (Nettle Leaf Dumplings) made by my oldest uncle's wife.
Crab, shiitake mushroom, and fish maw egg drop soup by my youngest aunt, I think banh ba trang (the Vietnamese pronunciation and spelling of Chinese bak chang (meat dumplings)), #9. Banh It Tran (Round Rice Dumplings with Pork, Shrimp, and Mung Beans) by my oldest uncle's wife, and scallop fritters by my youngest aunt's husband.
Store-bought Xa Xiu (Chinese Barbecued Pork), scallop fritters again, Vietnamese coconut jelly, and #11. Banh Khot (Mini Savory Pancakes) by my youngest aunt.
So how many of the 100 Vietnamese Foods to Try have you checked off?
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