Since this year's Tet (Vietnamese lunar new year) coincides with Valentine's Day, I'll just have to wish you a Happy Year of the Tiger first because I've got a lovely post for Valentine's Day.
My family has always made Banh Tet (Vietnamese lunar new year sticky rice cakes) for Tet. Three years ago, I posted about the banh tet traditions in my family.
Oldest uncle's version in the photo above. Youngest uncle's version below.
Dua mon (Vietnamese pickles) courtesy of oldest uncle.
I ate one plain and then pan-fried them until they were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Oldest uncle gave me some homemade keo me (Vietnamese sesame candy) too.
Happy Year of the Tiger everyone!
Previous Lunar New Year posts:
2009 Year of the Ox
1 year ago today, Spaghetti and Meatballs.
2 years ago today, Cranberry Juice-Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream.
3 years ago today, the best maple bars ever at Miss Donuts & Bagel - La Verne.