A bustling Christmas season


A bustling Christmas season is back.

I remember when I was in college, before the lecture, the teacher asked the class: “How are you doing today? Is there any news?”. I smiled playfully, and then raised my voice really high: “Yes! Santa Claus is coming to town.”

That’s a sentence from the Christmas song I’d heard since I was little. The melodious melody kept humming in my heart unintendedly and slipped out of my mouth. The teacher and my classmates laughed out loud. I didn’t know it was because of my stupidity or because they just realized that at that time, Santa Claus and his reindeers were busy preparing gifts, not in the classroom to do the lecture or to listen to the teacher like us.

Since mid-November, shopping malls and shops in the city started to decorate with pine trees filled with sparkling glitters, colorful baubles, bright red bows; statues of Santa Claus sitting on reindeer trailers; laurel wreath; and flashing lights. Some coffee shops display and sell their products in white, red, and green colors that are eye-catching, and full of … Christmas vibes. Every night, one-price shops attract a large number of people who came to buy some home decoration stuff, preparing for Christmas.

I organize a small party every year for my family and some friends. This year is no exception. In this issue, I will share with you 3 dishes we can prepare quickly for the Christmas party! Wishing you a very peaceful Christmas season.


Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10 people


  • 50gr soft cheeses
  • Mixed scented leaves (fresh or dried)
  • Minced chili (fresh or dried)
  • Some cherry tomatoes
  • Some olive
  • Olive oil

Xien pho mai

You can see the recipe here.


Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 10 people


  • 200gr cookies
  • 30gr melted butter
  • 270gr cream cheese
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 95gr condensed milk
  • Raspberry jam
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Rosemary leaves

Banh phi mai phet mut phuc bon tu

You can see the recipe here.

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