Record 36m (118ft) Long Banh Tet Cooked in Nha Trang
Photos and story translated from: Tuoi Tre
On the afternoon of February 4th (the second day of the Lunar New Year), a 36m long “bánh tét” (sticky rice cake) was prepared by Yasaka Saigon hotel in Nha Trang. Seventy-five employees helpled to carry the sticky rice cake to an awaiting oven on the beach next to the hotel. They were joined by a procession that included dragon dancers and girls in traditional local costume carrying festive items.
Bánh tét, also known as “bánh chưng”, is an essential Vietnamese food during Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Yasaka Saigon’s record bánh tét included 5 different types of filling: meat, gac fruit, red bean, peanut, and banana.
According to the president of the hotel, portions of the final product were being sold for 20,000 VND (~$1 US) to both locals and tourists. As in previous years, proceeds from the sale of the sticky rice cake went to a fund for the poor.