Lily has the fondest memories of Banh To. To her, it was always a crispy, chewy treat that arrived in her grandmother’s home the week before Lunar New Year. It was also a delicious snack only she and her grandmother enjoyed, so the pans of Banh To were always devoured by the two of them together before, during, and after the New Year’s celebrations.
This year is the year of the goat, Lily’s zodiac year, and to celebrate, she decided to make her own Banh To, especially since she has not been able to find it, since she no longer lives in a Vietnamese concentrated city.
In this week’s video, she’ll show you how to make Banh To and fry it up for Lunar New Year. It takes some time to cook, but the cooking time allows you to spend more time with your loved ones on this major holiday. Enjoy!
Music by Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40.