Christine Ha tries making Vietnamese New Year square cakes/banh chung
Chu mung nam moi!
I recently posted a recipe for Vietnamese New Year square cakes, or banh chung, and as promised, here is the YouTube video showing me attempting banh chung for the first time. All I gotta say is, mad respect to Grandma!
Wrapping it is the hardest part, and then getting it cooked just right is second. But, like with all things in life, if you’ve stopped learning about food and cooking, you’re no longer living.
I think I’m pretty brave attempting to make banh chung without sight. Of course, I’d be a lot more nervous if I had Grandma hovering over my shoulder. In the end, my little parcels of banh chung weren’t so bad after all (see photo below). Taste, though? That’s a different story. Still need to improve on that…
Happy watching, and happy new year!