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Pork head roll: A delicacy in the Tet food tray

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Known by two names gio xao (stir-fried pork roll) and gio thu (pork head roll), pork ear roll is a dish often enjoyed during Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations in northern Vietnam.

Pork head roll: A delicacy in the Tet food tray (Photo: VnExpress)

Pork ear roll is made from thinly sliced pork head meat, primarily ears and cheeks. Marinated with fish sauce and pepper, it is stir-fried with wood ear mushrooms until firm and golden.

Wrapped in banana leaves and cooled to set, it offers a blend of textures and flavours - crunchy ear and cheek, fragrant fish sauce and spicy pepper, with a hint of subtle banana leaf aroma.

In addition to its role in Tet celebrations, both pork rolls and pork ear rolls are enjoyed year-round as a complement to everyday dishes.

Source: Nhan Dan