Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions)

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Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions)
Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions)

Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions) is one of the indispensable dishes served in Tet Holiday of Vietnam.

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Hanh Muoi on Tet holiday

Vietnamese Tet food is often carefully prepared and cooked in abundance in order to make the wish of a new wealthy year come true. And most food items exclusively associated with Tet usually comes in a preservable form – one that can last longer than daily meal. Delicacies such as: balsam apple sticky rice, boiled chicken, jellied meat are typical examples.

Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions) is one of the indispensable dishes served in Tet Holiday of Vietnam
Hanh Muoi (Pickled Onions) is one of the indispensable dishes served in Tet Holiday of Vietnam

However, eating too much meat often makes people feel sick and that is the right time for something sour, fresh and low-calorie to play the role of balancing – and Vietnamese pickled onions come as the ideal solution. And for many Vietnamese generations, pickled onions have been a cannot-be-missed dish during Tet holiday.

How to make

Hanh Muoi is quite easy to make. Firstly, you have to collect the old welsh onion, hard and then cut away its tail, only keeping the roots. Next, you mash them in the ash water which includes borax in 2 days and 2 nights.
Pickled Onions is quite easy to make
Pickled Onions is quite easy to make
After that, pick up and take off the roots and the crust of them. Following, put into one box and then adding some salt. Remember, you have to can the box carefully, do not let the wind go inside. After 2 weeks, you can take them out and put into another box. In this new box, pour the vinegar sugar together. Next 3 days, you can enjoy it.