US Ambassador wraps Chung cakes for first Tet in Vietnam

VOV.VN - US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink has been wrapping Chung cakes (square glutinous rice cake) with the guidance of experts at his home in Hanoi, this is the first time he has celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in Vietnam.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink assembles Chung cakes at his house on February 5 as part of celebrations for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in Vietnam.
Materials need to be prepared such as large green leaves known as dong (phrynium placentarium), rice, pork meat, and mung beans.
Under the guideline of artisan Anh Tuyet, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink carefully folds dong leaves around the Chung cakes.
He said the intricate process of layering leaves around the Chung cakes was quite complicated, however, he did well and it looked rather pretty.
This is the first time he has ever made a Chung cake and he seems excited to try the new experience.
Artisan Anh Tuyet said the Ambassador did very well for an American who has never made the cake before, it was impressive.





US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink is overjoyed with the finished product of wrapping up his first Chung cake.
The Ambassador takes care when placing the cake into a pot for boiling.
Artisan Anh Tuyet guides him in unfolding the Chung cake

and the ingenious method of using the ties to cut the cake.


He seems very excited to taste his first attempt at a Chung cake.



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