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The winter specialties of Hanoi
  • | vietnamnet, | January 09, 2014 09:53 PM

The following is a list of some of the most typical snack foods that have become a part of winter in Hanoi.

1. Grilled corn

Cold winds of a winter nights come along with the scent of grilled corn, which brings out about a bit of warmth inside many Hanoians. Grilled corn stalls can be found almost anywhere on the sidewalk of Hanoi during the night.


2. Fried bread sticks

Fried bread sticks, another common food has also become popular for this time of year. Often it is served with a papaya dipping-sauce in winter, it is a favourite among students. There are several fried bread stick stalls in Hanoi, but some of the most well-known are those on Hang Bong, Duong Thanh and Hang Dau streets.


3. Boiled snails

Hanoi may not be able to compete with HCMC or Nha Trang in terms of the variety of snail dishes. However, bowls of boiled snails are best experienced on a cold winter night. The snails are eaten with a mixture of fish sauce, lime, chili, sugar and lemongrass.

Lately, Hang Bac Street is well-known for its bowls of boiled snails, even though their prices are a bit higher than other places.


4. Grilled Vietnamese sausages

The flavour of grilled sausages is a bit sweet, a bit sour and slightly spicy, especially with chili sauce. It is one of those dishes favoured by young people. It is often served with unripe mango and a small dish of pepper and salt.


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