BÁNH CHƯNG (BÁNH TÉT)

These Vietnamese Rice Cakes are traditional for the Lunar New Year. According to the old legends, Bánh Chưng appeared on the Hung dynasty. To make this dish in the traditional Vietnamese way I studied for a long time videos I could find with old people making them in the villages in Vietnam. I did want to make it the authentic way. To find ingredients was hard here in Stockholm when I first started making Vietnamese dishes. For this one especially finding banana leaves. However now I know every Asien Market in my area.

Bánh Xèo – Vietnamese rice pancake with salmon, avocado and mint

Vietnamese rice pancakes are easy to make and tastes wonderful. In this recipe I have adjusted the filling with a little swedish and nordic twist. I do have a traditional recipe also that you should check out with taditional vietnamese ingredients and dipping sauce that tastes wonderful.

Tasty Anise Pretzels

I am sharing a food memory tonight to honor my Aunt Martha who passed away. Today was her funeral. I could not be there since the funeral was in Norway and due to Covid-19 it is not possible for me to partake. So to honor my aunts memory and life I have baked and eaten this Anise Pretzel that she used to bake. Any time I want I can in my mind smell it and remember the taste of her “Aniskringle.” I loved it and it was only when visiting her as a child I got this particular pretzel. My aunt had just turned 90 years old before Christmas. Peace and love to her memory.

Sawory Waffles

Waffles have been eaten since medieval times and in so many ways. There are sweet and sawory, hard and soft and crisp. This week I got inspired by a cooking show to make these Sawory Waffles. I had some filling left from my Vietnamese salad and springrolls and wanted to use it in a different way. So I was wondering what to make. And I decided to make Savory Waffles.