Bánh chưng for Tết Vietnamese Lunar New Year
This illustration is inspired by The Bánh Chưng Collective, founded by Chef Diep Tran as a safe and inclusive community space for women, people of color and LGBTQIA.
A bánh chưng is a dumpling made out of sticky rice, shallots, mung beans and pork, all wrapped inside a banana-leaf. It definitely takes some practice to make the perfect bánh chưng but it's so worth the effort because it's absolutely delicious (and a lot of fun to assemble). It is traditionally served during Vietnamese Lunar New Year.