CAAM is happy to partner with StoryCorps in San Francisco for the first recordings dedicated to this special holiday. We’ll hear Jenny (My-Viet) Phu and her parents, Frank (Dieu Tho) Phu and Jacqueline (Thanh La) Phu, who are from Vietnam and Alice Wong with her mother Bobby Hiuwan Wong.
For many Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and others who celebrate the Lunar New Year, this is the biggest holiday involving a feast for the family.
Bobby Wong talks about one of her favorite dishes and traditions during Lunar New Year: “money dumplings.”
Frank Phu remembers the sounds of firecrackers during Tet in Vietnam
Jacqueline and Jenny Phu talks about cooking for their ancestors
New Year, New Beginning – “We transform the whole person from the bad to the good.”
Pork and steamed bamboo shoots spring rolls
This story is a part of Off the Menu: Asian America, a multimedia project between the Center for Asian American Media and KQED, featuring a one-hour PBS primetime special by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs), original stories and web content.