The weekend before Tet, as I was following my own directions to make a batch of banh chung, so was Tam Ngo. She followed the recipe in my cookbook, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2006) and posted an adaptation of the recipe (actually, it's very similar to the published version) on Serious Eats, one of the best food sites and ezines.
As a cookbook author and someone advocating for good Vietnamese home cooking, Tam's post is music to my ears! Check out her work and make a batch now or bookmark it for next year's Lunar New Year celebration. (We celebrate on the same day as Chinese New Year!)