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Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea (Vietnamese: Biển Đông), to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

Traditional dishes for Tet (Lunar New Year Celebration)

Grilled beef with pickled scallion heads, pomelo salad with prawns,Vietnamese braised pork are three popular dishes of the Vietnamese meal in the Tet holiday.

Grilled beef with pickled scallion heads

Raw materials:( Serves 2)

Beef: 200g, pickled scallion heads: 100g, ginger with the vinegar: 50g, green onion: 50g, 1 / 2 Chili, a spoonful of hot chili sauce, a spoonful of cooking oil, a spoonful of soya sauce, a spoonful of sugar, 1 / 4 spoonful of black pepper.


Beef is cut as long as 3 finger size. Chilli, ginger are chopped. Marinate beef with chili sauce, soy sauce, cooking oil, salt and black pepper. Add pickled scallion heads, ginger, chili in the piece of beef .Then you roll it again and grill. Eating grilled beef with pickled scallion heads with hot chili sauce or soya sauce.

Note: In the Vietnamese New Year, almost all Vietnamese families always have pickled scallion heads. Buying a little beef and is maintained in the fridge. When you need to make grilled beef with pickled scallion heads,so that it is not only delicious but also quick.

Pomelo salad with prawns

Raw materials: ( Serves 4)
A pomelo, 200g sugpo prawns, 50g dried shrimp, a little Vietnamese coriander, 4 chilli, delicous fish sauce, a spoon of sugar, 2 spoonful of pepper,1/2 spoonful of coffee.


The pomelo is cut at the top of , get the section of the pomelo and you keep intact the pomelo peel.Sugpo prawns are boiled,peeled.Dried shrimp soak in the hot water for 15 minutes, take out and drain,then you pound them ,to roast dried shrimp . Vietnamese corianders and chillis are cut into pieces.The next,mix all of them.You add a little sugar and pepper to fish sauce.Then, you sprinkle the dish with this fish sauce.Finally,you put them into the pomelo peel and decorate this dish by Vietnamese corianders and chillis.

Note: Pomelos are always present in the festivals or in the Tet holiday of Vietnam family. Choosing a pomelos to make the delicious salad ,you will have a plentiful menu in Tet holiday.Pomelo salad with prawn doesn't cost you a lot of time and effort ,but this dish give an appetite.

Vietnamese braised pork

Raw materials: ( Serves 2)

250g lean and fat meat mixed, a spoonful of chopped garlic, 1/2 spoonful of five spices, 1/2 spoonful of salt,1 spoonful of sugar, 1 spoonful of chilli sauce.


Wash the meat then you marinated it with spices from 1 hour to 2 hour.Add 2 spoonful of cooking oil to pan and fry with a little garlic. Then,you fry pork until you see yellow-ripened meat. The next,you add a little water into the pan and cook meat with a small fire until the meat is soft. You can eat the meat with vegetables and fish sauce.

Note: Vietnamese braised pork is traditional dish of in the New Year. After the meat is cooked,you should maintain meat in the pan which still has a little water. If gravy is decreasing, you should upturn the piece of meat.So that ,the meat is always soft, not dry .


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