Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vietnam Center celebrates Tet holiday with TTU community

On Monday, January 26, the Vietnam Center hosted a Tet party for the Texas Tech University Community in the Formby Room at the Southwest Collections building. Guests enjoyed a program on the Tet holiday presented by the Vietnamese Student Association and traditional Vietnamese dishes served to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Saigon Cafe and Mrs. Hanh Khanh Lam catered the event with dishes traditional for the Lunar New Year such as Banh Chung (a cake made of rice, beans, and pork wrapped in leaf), Cha Gio (fried spring rolls), ham and shrimp fried rice, lichee punch, sticky rice, fruit and other delicious items.
Texas Tech Student Phuong Minh To charms the crowd with stories about Tet traditions from her homeland of Vietnam. “Sunny,” as she is known in the U.S., is a member of the Vietnamese Student Association.
Daniel Sanchez of Southwest Collections, and Jake Bitonel and Jessica Fontenot, student assistants at the Vietnam Archive, sample traditional Vietnamese dishes at the Tet Party.
To view more photos of the 2009 Tet party, please visit the Vietnam Center’s online photo album.

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