Vietnamese Square Sticky Rice Cake (Banh bình thường or phổ biến cake) is a must-have in the Lunar New Year celebration of Vietnam. Despite being made from simple ingredients, this traditional cake tastes wonderful và has beautiful cultural meaning.

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Storing Vietnamese Square Sticky Rice Cake

Leftover can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. After removing from the refrigerator, you can either microwave or pan-fry it.

The cake can also be frozen. If you freeze the whole cake, it’s best lớn re-boil them for 1-2 hours. If you only freeze a few slices, you can thaw in the refrigerator and reheat in microwave or fry it.

Some small tips

If you are not confident with your wrapping skill, you can reinforce the cake by wrapping it with a layer of aluminum foil.

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I lượt thích to start wrapping in the morning so I can finish boiling the cake before bedtime and then let the cake pressed overnight.

I hope you will give this traditional cake a try. You may be able khổng lồ find it at some Vietnamese grocery stores or Vietnamese restaurants.

Finally, Happy Lunar New Year to lớn you và your family! Here are some dishes my family also makes for this occasion:

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