Lunar New Year (Tet) Recipes

Lunar New Year, or Tet in Vietnamese, is one of the biggest events in our family’s calendar. This is the time where we all come together, give and receive lei si (lucky money) and set our minds to the year ahead. Of course no big family celebration would be complete without food. In this blog post you’ll find lots of inspiration for your Lunar New Year menu – from very traditional dishes to the big crowd pleasers that are pretty much a hit at any party. We hope you enjoy!

Our Top Family Favourites for Lunar New Year (Tet) Recipes

These are a mix of traditional and non-traditional tet recipes that we love and have nearly every year!

Traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Recipes

Serving the same special food each year is a great way to keep traditions alive between generations and family members we can no longer visit. It’s nice to always have these dishes to look forward to each year.

Finger Foods / Sharing Plates

These can be served as appetisers or entrees, and are great to bring along for potluck-style new year dinners.

Rice Dishes

Place these dishes in the middle of the table and let your guests help themselves.


Our family likes to get the feast started with a nice hot bowl of soup. Put out some small bowls and a ladle and let your guests serve themselves either before or with the main meal.


Every celebration has to end with something sweet. So make sure to have a few of these recipes up your sleeve to end your new year feast!

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

From everyone here at the Scruff & Steph team, we hope this year will bring you peace, love, hope and prosperity. Happy Lunar New Year!

Scruff & Steph

Lunar New Year (Tet) is the time where we all come together and celebrate the incoming new year with a massive feast!

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