Food that is not used up during Tet should be preserved?

On New Year's Day, every house stores a lot of food, from raw to cooked food, and often keeps it in the refrigerator, which is very harmful to users. Here are ways to help you preserve Tet food fresh and safe to use.


1 Chung cake, Tet cake

On Tet days, banh chung or banh tet are usually stored in the refrigerator by everyone, but when stored at cold temperatures, the cake will easily "return rice", so we should store it in a cool place. To preserve the cake well, you can do the following things after boiling.

  • Remove the cake and wash the outer layer of leaves with cold water to remove the plastic and then drain.
  • After that, arrange the cake into several layers and then use a tray or heavy object to press and squeeze out the water, which will help the cake to be firm and the surface of the cake to be flatter.
  • Finally hang the cake in a dry place, not dusty, not wet.
  • If you accidentally cut it but don't use it all, put it in an airtight container and refrigerate it. When you eat it, it's fine to fry or steam.

Bánh chưng, bánh tét

2 Sausages

Dried sausages should not be stored in the refrigerator because the fat in the sausages will easily solidify and eat poorly. You should preserve sausages in rice bins or put them in boxes, baskets … and put a cup of wine in the middle, the smell of wine will repel ants and still keep the sausages fresh.

Fresh sausages should be kept in the refrigerator, but if you want to keep them for a long time, you can keep them in the freezer for up to 1 month!

Each time you eat, you should only take out a sufficient amount and then process it during the day, do not leave it in the refrigerator after processing, it will make the sausage dry and lose its aroma.

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3 Jams or dried fruits

Jams or dried fruits are indispensable sweets in every home during Tet, but they are often runny and delicious for ants. And many people think that storing jam in the refrigerator will be better, but the humidity in the refrigerator will make the jam more susceptible to mold.

To preserve jam and dried fruit well, put them in a glass jar and cover , take out as much as you can and absolutely do not leave the jar when not used up.

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4 Cucumbers, onions and leeks

Pickled onions and palanquins are delicious side dishes on Tet holiday, helping you not to feel bored and to keep for a long time to use you do the following:

  • When cutting the root, avoid cutting the root.
  • After washing, let it dry, if it is damp, it will easily be damaged when soaked.
  • Boil water to soak the onions and palanquins. Mix the right amount of salt, not too salty or too light. When soaking, you can dry the jar of onions or palanquin in the sun to make it more crispy and have a longer shelf life.
  • You keep the jar of pickled onions and cucumbers for about 2 days until the onions are fully spiced, sweet and sour enough to eat, you can put the whole jar of melons (if the jars are small) or take out the palanquins and put them in a sealed container in the compartment. refrigerator cool.
  • In this way, the palanquin not too sour but can be eaten for a long time, adding crunchiness to this melon dish.

Dưa hành, củ kiệu

5 Spring rolls

  • Spring rolls are the most perishable food, you can store them for 5-7 days in the cool compartment, the soft freezer compartment of the refrigerator, when using, just cut them out and eat them directly.
  • In addition, you can also put the rolls in the freezer to keep them longer (half a month to 1 month) , but after defrosting, you should boil, steam, fry, fry again before eating so that the sausages are tough. , crispy as the original.
  • If not, you can store it in a cool, dry place , remove the outer shell and cover with a cool basket, away from the wind. This method should only be used within 1-2 days (depending on hot or cold weather).

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6 Cooked foods

For cooked food such as braised meat, braised fish, bitter melon soup… you let it cool down and put it in an airtight container , then put it in the refrigerator to preserve it. Sealed cooked food will not dry out, get mixed with odors or transfer spoilage microorganisms to other foods.

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7 Ways to preserve fried spring rolls and spring rolls

Tet is often busy, you can pack fried spring rolls (spring rolls) before Tet and then freeze them in the freezer and take them out to use gradually.

  • When wrapping, you put spring rolls in a wide tray, remember to keep a distance so that they don't stick together.
  • Then put the tray into the freezer compartment of the refrigerator and freeze for about 40 minutes until the spring rolls are hard, then take out and arrange the spring rolls in a sealed box and put them back in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.
  • In this way, it is very easy to take out the spring rolls to fry, the spring rolls do not stick together, when frying will be more beautiful. You can store spring rolls for up to 2 weeks !

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8 Dried bamboo shoots

When you cook dishes with dried bamboo shoots, you should boil enough for 1-2 days . To use bamboo shoots for a long time and safely do the following:

  • Wash the dried bamboo shoots, put them in a pot to boil for 30 minutes , add a little salt and break the chili to help eliminate toxins in the bamboo shoots. Note: Do not cover when boiling bamboo shoots.
  • Then, take out and wash immediately with cold water .
  • Finally, use boiled water or soaked rice water to use it slowly, you should change the water after 2-3 days .
  • In addition, after boiling or soaking in warm water (hot water), if you don't use it all, you can put it in a box, a zipper bag, and keep it in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Măng khô

9 Fruits and vegetables

Fruits or vegetables are foods that help balance protein and fat during Tet, so they will be stored in the refrigerator. However, you should know how to choose vegetables and preserve them during Tet.

  • Choose vegetables that are still stemmed, fresh, natural color, not crushed. Do not buy vegetables with roots because soil clinging will create microorganisms that damage other vegetables.
  • When storing in the refrigerator, you should keep vegetables and fruits separate , if damaged, it will not spread to the other.
  • You should only cut and peel the fruit just enough for one meal, do not peel too much, it will make the fruit black, wilt, lose quality.

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10 Fresh Food

Fresh fish meat should be put in a box or plastic bag and stored in the freezer compartment, if you have a refrigerator, store it in this compartment to save defrosting time. When using fresh food, you should note:

  • Store fresh and cooked foods in different compartments.
  • Limit the second freezing of food.
  • Use frozen food for up to 4 days.

Thực phẩm tươi sống

Just know how to preserve it, you can keep food fresh for many New Year days and still be safe for health. However, the best way is not to hoard too many dishes, buy just enough to avoid waste and ensure food hygiene and safety.