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Hot snacks for Hanoi winter

The cold weather of winter in the North is also the best time to eat hotcakes, crispy donuts, or boiled snails…

Hot snacks for Hanoi winter
Bread hot casting
This is essentially a variation of the traditional casting cakes, instead of cooled cake slicing the dots relative casting eat while still being heated and plastic resins. Hot dipping cakes will be served with sweet and sour dipping sauce, sauteed ground meat with wood ear, chopped fresh coriander, fried dried onions, and sprinkled with pepper and paprika. About 15,000 – 20,000 VND a bowl is suitable for lining the evening meal. Some addresses selling hotcakes with many customers are now located on Le Ngoc Han Street, Trung Tu collective area, Nguyen Hien street… Photo: Khanh Tran
Types of donuts
Just a little chilly, walking on the street or traditional markets will clearly see. All kinds of cakes from savory and sweet to sweet potato cakes, bananas, corn… are prepared by the seller with ingredients just called by the customer and quickly poured the dough into the frying pan. The sizzling sound of boiling oil, the golden color of the crust plus the aroma of the filling, and the slowly ripening dough make diners swoop in to buy or eat right away.
With sweet round donuts, usually, the inside is mashed green beans, the outside is covered with a layer of flour and sesame, which is crispy, so it has a very rich taste. With salty cake, the inside is more complicated, including stir-fried ground meat with vermicelli, wood ear, when eaten, it will be served with a bowl of sweet and sour dipping sauce, a little sliced ​​papaya is a right style. The price of donuts is about 3,000 – 5,000 VND/piece. Photo: Khanh Tran
Boiled snail
This is a simple snack but has a strange appeal when it gets cold. In the evening, you can sit by a bowl of boiled snails fragrant with lemongrass and lemon, pick the snail inside and soak it in a ready-made dipping sauce, while eating and telling stories of friends. The spicy, salty, and sweet dipping sauce with a few slices of chili, fresh kumquats mixed with the crispiness of the hot little snail is the taste of simple winter. Currently, the owners of other than selling boiled snails have more processing methods as well as more diverse ingredients from stir-fried tamarind, passion fruit sauce, using clams, quail eggs… You can find delicious snail shops. in the neighborhoods around the University of Science and Technology, Chua Lang, Dinh Ngang, Ton That Tung… The price of a plate of boiled snails is about 20,000 – 50,000 VND depending on the type. Photo: Khanh Tran
tea is a dish that is more suitable for the cold season than the hot season because sticky rice often makes people feel warm in the stomach. In a bowl of tea, there are usually three water-dripping tablets: green bean filling, black sesame filling and coconut sesame filling for 15,000 – 20,000 VND. A bowl of hot tea “just blown and eaten” with three small balls, sprinkled with roasted peanuts, grated coconut, and a little fatty coconut milk is enough to make you less craving for a sweet treat in the cold of winter. Drift cake is very easy to find, you just need to pay attention to the tea shops selling cold tea in the summer, often changing to selling floating tea in the winter on the streets of Bat Dan, Doi Can, Van Cao, To Hoang dike… Photo: Khanh Bare
The porridge
Porridge rib cartilage, porridge son … is awake delectable gift of winter capital. With just a little flour, cooked to a smooth consistency with bone broth until soft, the main ingredients are ribs, stewed cartilage, cooked mussels served with crispy crackers, laksa leaves, chili powder. This salty, hot, and light dish that is easy to “rescue hunger” for a cold winter afternoon is often sold around the University of Science and Technology, Ngo Huyen, Ngo Quynh, Xa Dan… A bowl of porridge costs about 20,000 VND. Photo: Ngan Duong
Barbecue skewers
As an addictive afternoon gift for young people, grilled skewers are also attractive thanks to their cheap prices, moderate servings, and enough lean fat to marinate so as not to be too fed up. Every time the meat is grilled, the meat is glossy, almost a few corners are almost immediately brought out to customers to eat with hot bread or cucumbers, pickled vegetables… If you want to eat delicious grilled skewers, you should visit the streets. Ham Long, Kham Thien, Quang Trung, Nghia Tan market, Tran Vu… Photo: Trung Nghia
Baked potato corn
Like other snacks, grilled corn in Hanoi is not fussy, doesn’t need onion fat, doesn’t need butter. Because it is delicious in the corn that has been carefully selected and must be fresh corn, not too old to be stiff and not too young to be shriveled. Baked potatoes are a dish that is ugly on the outside but delicious on the inside, especially attractive when eaten in cold weather. As for corn and baked potatoes, you don’t have to look for them, you just need to walk around the street on winter days and you will immediately see countless embers on the sidewalk. The price of each corn or potato is about 10,000 – 15,000 VND. Photo: Huyen Duong

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