The ‘anti-bored’ dishes on Tet occasion are simple and easy to make


If you do not like to eat a lot of sweets, sticky foods … easy to gain weight during Tet, you can choose the “boredom” below to invite guests to play at home.

Braised boiled vegetables, broccoli rolled meat shrimp, young toads shaking dried and sour beef, cucumber mixed with vinegar … ingredients and simple methods, but are loved by many people.

1. Matching warehouse

If the meat is better, the banh chung is easy to cause boredom, a southern-style braised pot, boiled vegetables and fruits will be a “expensive” dish in Tet.

– Total execution time: 30 -35 minutes

– Level: Medium

Serving size: 4-5 people

Calorie content: 690 kcal

A braised pot of boiled vegetables and fruits was put on the menu of the Southern people in the New Year. Image: Bui Thuy.

a) Raw materials:

– 200 grams of bacon / bacon

– 1/2 cup (small bowl) dry small shrimp (~ 50 grams), soak in warm water, rinse.

– 4 tbsp of delicious fish sauce.

– 4 tablespoons of sugar.

– 4 tablespoons of water.

– A little pepper.

– 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped.

– 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped.

– A few scallions, chopped.

– 2-3 chili

– Boiled vegetables and fruits (depending on your preference): Carrots, cauliflower, bitter melon, okra …

b) How to do it

– In a bowl, add fish sauce, sugar, and filtered water and stir to dissolve.

– The bacon just filters out the skin, cut into small pieces.

– Heat a thick wok, add the bacon to stir fry, stir well to get fat. When the meat is golden and crispy, take it into the bowl, cut off the fat water.

– In a clay pot, add 2-3 tablespoons of fat water on / or your choice of cooking oil, add onion and garlic to non-aromatic.

– Continue to let the dried shrimp are soaked and thoroughly stirred. Then pour the mixture of fish sauce, sugar, pepper, and chili, and simmer.

– Rim the pot until the glue / paste thickens and turns amber, add green onions, seasoning seeds to stir, turn off the heat.

– The vegetables and fruits (optional) are boiled depending on each type, then enjoy with very delicious light and bring rice.

2. Rolled broccoli with shrimp and meat

Fresh broccoli combined with shrimp, natural sweet meat, fragrant eggs, all together like a beautiful melody, easily captivating diners.

Fresh broccoli combined with shrimp, natural sweet meat, fragrant eggs is a very effective anti-fatigue dish.  Photo: Bui Thuy.

Fresh broccoli combined with shrimp, natural sweet meat, fragrant eggs is a very effective anti-fatigue dish. Image: Bui Thuy.

– Total execution time: 30 minutes

– Level: Medium

Serving size: 4-5 people

Calorie content: 1011 kcal

a) Raw materials

– 150 grams of pork

– 150 grams of fresh shrimp, medium type

3-4 eggs

– 350 grams of microfiber noodles

– 1 carrot

– 1-2 bunches of green cabbage

– 1 bunch of scallions

– Spices: Fish sauce, salt, seasoning seeds, cooking oil

– Aromatic herbs of all kinds

– Sweet and sour fish sauce served (the ratio of fish sauce: sugar: lemon: water is 1: 1: 1: 5. Add minced chili garlic)

b) How to do it

– Prawn preliminarily processed, pulled back, washed, boiled with a little salt ginger to fragrant, picked out to cool, peeled.

– Pork washed, boiled with a little ginger, onions, salt. When ripe, take out and put in a bowl of ice water with a few slices of lemon (for the meat to be fragrant white). Take out, drain, slice to taste.

– Eggs are beaten with a little fish sauce, seasoning seeds and then fry them, cut into pieces to taste.

– Green cabbage and herbs washed and drained.

– Scallions are quickly blanched / blanched with hot water, picked out and dipped in an ice bowl to keep color.

– Mix sweet and sour fish sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon, 5 tablespoons boiling water to cool, stir. Add minced chili garlic.

– Put the mustard leaves on the plate, put herbs, vermicelli, and pork in turn. Leave shrimp and eggs outside and tie the scallions horizontally to hold.

– Arrange each roll in turn on a plate, placed next to the bowl of sweet and sour sauce.

3. Toad shake dry and sour beef

– Total execution time: 20 minutes

– Level: Easy

Serving size: 4-5 people

Calorie content: 227 kcal

The crisp and sour taste of the toad and the chewy spicy taste of dried beef attracts the taste buds.  Photo: Bui Thuy.

The crisp and sour taste of the toad and the chewy spicy taste of dried beef attracts the taste buds. Image: Bui Thuy.

a) Raw materials

– 500 grams of toads.

– 150 grams of optional dried beef / or chicken, shredded

– 1 tablespoon chili powder

– 2 tablespoons fish sauce

– 2 tablespoons of sugar

– 1/2 tablespoon salt

4-5 kumquats (kumquats)

– 2-3 chillies, remove the chopped seeds

– 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped

b) How to do it

– Toad washed, drained, peeled, sliced ​​to taste.

– In a plastic box, add toads to shredded dried beef, chili powder, fish sauce, salt, sugar, kumquat, minced garlic, chili, mix, shake to infuse spices.

– Re-season seasonings according to family tastes.

– Mix toads on a plate, add roasted peanuts if you like.

– The sour, salty and sweet taste is harmoniously combined to make the dish more attractive.

4. Cucumber mixed with vinegar

– Total execution time: 15 minutes

– Level: Easy

Servings: 3-4 people

Calorie content: 100 kcal

Cucumbers absorb taste but still retain a juicy crunch, add a little spicy, slightly sour from chili and rice vinegar to create a delicious dish, stimulating the taste buds.  Photo: Bui Thuy.

Cucumbers absorb taste but still retain a juicy crunch, add a little spicy, slightly sour from chili and rice vinegar to create a delicious dish, stimulating the taste buds. Image: Bui Thuy.

a) Raw materials

– 2 medium sized cucumbers

– Sauce: adjusted according to family taste

– 2 tablespoons of vinegar

– 2 tablespoons soy sauce

– 1 tablespoon sugar

– 1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon of salt

– 1-2 teaspoons of fragrant roasted sesame seeds

– 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped

– 1-2 chili, seeded, chopped

b) How to do it

– Cucumber soaked in dilute salt water, washed and drained. Then, cut the 2 ends to rub latex to prevent bitter melon from being bitter and acrid, keeping the skin intact to make the dish more crispy. There are 2 ways to cut:

+ If you eat right away, you tell thin curl up.

+ If you haven’t eaten, cut the chunk to eat.

– In a small bowl, mix a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, salt, garlic, and chili. Stir well to dissolve.

– When eating, sprinkle this sauce mixture on cucumbers, sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and enjoy.

5. Shaking octopus mango toad

– Total execution time: 30 minutes

– Level: Medium

Serving size: 4-5 people

Calorie content: 790 kcal

The chewy, crunchy octopus combined with the sweet and sour taste of the toad, and the aroma of laksa leaves, stimulates the taste buds when eating.  Photo: Bui Thuy.

The chewy, crunchy octopus combined with the sweet and sour taste of the toad, and the aroma of laksa leaves, stimulates the taste buds when eating. Image: Bui Thuy.

a) Raw materials

450 grams of octopus

– 200 grams of toads

– 100 grams of green mango

– Sauce mix: Adjusted according to taste

– 150 grams of palm sugar or granulated sugar

– 80 ml fish sauce

– 30 ml of kumquat juice

– 1 tablespoon chili powder

– 4-5 of thin sliced ​​purple onions

– 1 teaspoon pepper

– 1 bunch of lettuce, washed, chopped

b) How to do it

– Clean octopus, put in a pot of water with some ginger, boiled lemongrass. Take it out and put in a bowl of ice water to make it more crispy. Then, drain, cut pieces to taste.

– Toad, peeled mango, soak in dilute salt water to help prevent bruising, drain, cut to taste.

– Making sauce: Making mixed fish sauce: Put a small pot on the stove, add sugar, fish sauce and salt to cook until it dissolves and become comparable, turn off the heat, let cool. Then add paprika, purple onion, pepper, and kumquat juice.

– In a large bowl of bowl, add the mango, toad, octopus and the mixture of sauce and coriander on the island to infuse spices.

– Put them all on a plate and enjoy.

Bui Thuy

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