Friday just gone was 'sexy cakes day', an official date on the lunar calendar celebrating food. On the third day of the third lunar month each year, these balls are rolled, dunked and popped in cakeholes across the capital. There should be a holiday, nicely aligned with the weekend this year, it would've been!
To mark the occasion, my landlord kindly delivered a plateload which I accepted and despatched with haste. Like ping pong balls down the throat of a laughing clown!
I wonder if there are any other lunar days in the Vietnamese calendar with links to certain specialities or ingredients?