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Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

Many people in Hanoi enjoyed a sleepless night to boil the traditional cake of Chung or Banh Chung for Tet on local pavements.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

This year represents the ninth year that Nguyen Van Son on Khuong Dinh Street, Thanh Xuan District has made Banh Chung for his family, relatives and neighbours.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

It takes Son’s family around 12 hours cooking Chung Cake. His family members had to take turns for the work.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

Ingredients for making Chung cakes include dong leaves, mung beans, meat and glutinous rice. After wrapping, Chung cakes are arranged in the pot for boiling.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

Son often cooks around 80 Chung cakes in a pot.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

Another family on Vu Tong Phan Street also boiled Chung cakes on the street.

Hanoians cook Chung cakes through the night

Making Chung cakes is an indispensable part of Tet.