These days, Hanoians feel a coming cold winter, with the average temperature of 17 – 20 degree Celsius, but it is not so harsh as Japan, Korea and China. However, the winter temperature in Hanoi is extremely low from January to March, so some places in the north of Vietnam such as Sapa (Lao Cai Province) and Mau Son (Lang Son Province) sometimes appear snow. Hanoi’s winter is charming with cold atmosphere, colorful coats and sometimes warm sunlight which warm you up in chilly day.
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If the autumn is woken up by the smelling of young green sticky rice and milky flower, Hanoi in cold days, the good smelling of grilled corn and sweet potato in a corner of night street with yellow light makes many people feel fluttered… The best time you can enjoy many famous dishes.
So, This article will take you to discover the delicious dishes – the symbol of Hanoi’s winter.
Corn and sweet potato
The fresh corns and brown sweet potato on the coal stove bring a strange warm feeling. Their good smelling seems to urge the customers to enjoy immediately.
Enjoying the simple snacks is to wake up the childhood memory of anyone. They make the people living in the city remember the friends in the country.
Sitting on the sidewalk to eat corn and sweet potato with your pink cheek because of the hot coal is a simple hobby but make people remember forever. Just like that, the corn and sweet potato become in dispensable part of Hanoi’s Winter.
Like many other places across Vietnam, boiled snails become an in dispensable dishes of Hanoians when the winter comes.
The snails are normally served with a mixture of fish sauce, lime, chili, sugar and lemongrass.
The smell of the cakes makes passersby’s mouth water and the heat from the stoves keeps people warm in the cold atmosphere. The main ingredients of the crisp yellow cakes are sweet potatoes and bananas from the countryside.
So, they are deep fried and become a perfect treat in winter days.
When Hanoi becomes cold, “Floating Cakes” is sold at the beginning. This is a kind of snack that many people Hanoi love. With molasses broth from yellow, aromatic spicy fresh ginger, topped with peanut, Floating Cakes treats your taste buds well.
Hot Plain rice flan
“Bánh đúc lạc” is the most popular in the north with a jelly shape and mild flavor.
The main ingredients are non-glutinous rice flour or corn-flour and peanut. It is served either hot or cold, commonly with soy sauce and sometimes with tofu.
It is interesting to relish a hot bow of Hot Plain rice flan topped with ground pork, grilled ground spawns, fried onions, roasted sesame seeds and herbs, called “Hot Plain rice flan”, a good treat in the winter.
Pork rib porridge
a hot bowl of rib porridge in the early morning. A tasty bowl of porridge with crispy fried dough sticks and fragrant salted shredded pork and the noise in the sidewalk in the early morning, all of them are enough for a satisfying breakfast.
Every year, come October or November, the chestnut sellers reappear. Stroll along streets like Hang Bac, Hang Be, Nguyen Huu Huan or To Tich and you will likely encounter women roasting chestnuts over charcoal.
On a winter’s night, some lovers are sure to be wandering Hanoi’s streets sharing a bag of steaming chestnuts.
Now, you can book your holiday to Vietnam with Hanoi’s winter and make these tips. Your trip is definitely not tedious.
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