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Wrapping bánh chưng (steam cake)

Wrapping bánh chưng (steam cake)

An old man is wrapping bánh chưng (steam cakes) for his family. Bánh chưng is a traditional Vietnamese rice cake which is made from glutinous rice, bean, pork and other ingredients. Its origin is told by the legend of Lang Liêu, a prince of the sixth Hùng Vương, who became Hùng Vương's successor thank to his creation of banh chung and banh day, which symbolized respectively the Earth and the Sky. Considered an essential element of the family altar on the occasion of Tết, the making and eating bánh chưng during this time is a well-preserved tradition of Vietnamese people. Beside the Tết holiday, bánh chưng is also tasted all year round as a delicacy of Vietnamese cuisine and one of the national dishes of Vietnam besides nem rán and phở.

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