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|Mountainous harvest in the golden light of autumn|
Young green rice in Vong village
Cốm, or young green rice is the traditional flavors of the nation. The young sticky rice got an alluring flavor and aroma once roasted and sieved. Batches of green young green rice are produced every autumn, which is delicate in both the making-process and flavors. With the fragrant young green rice, Hanoians could make a handful of dishes, from sweet soup, sticky rice, cake, to vegan sausage, to name a few.
The food is highly favored among not only Vietnamese people but foreigners as well.
|Young green rice is the traditional flavors of the nation|
Streetside vendors selling steamed snails is another recommended address. A bowl of fragrant snails flavored with lemongrass, ginger, garlic, would definitely warm up your cold autumn night. The highlight of the dish is the flavorful dipping sauce. Try pulling out the flesh from the steamed snail’s shell, then dip it into the tasteful sweet and sour sauce, it’ll surely taste like heaven in your mouth.
|Streetside vendors selling steamed snails can be easily found in Hanoi|
Spicy fish noodles
With the steamy hot, spicy broth, chewy noodles, and crunchy well-seasoned fish cut, the spicy fish noodles (bún cá in Vietnamese) is no doubt the perfect choice for a cool autumn day. Fresh herbs make the bowl even more flavorful.
|With the steamy hot, spicy broth, chewy noodles, and crunchy well-seasoned fish cut, the spicy fish noodles is a perfect choice|
Dracontomelon (quả sấu in Vietnamese) should never be missed in the must-try food list in Hanoi, especially when autumn draws in. The ripe dracontomelon is not as sour or acrid as the unripe ones. The fruit boats a really soft texture and fragrant smell. To try the fruit, one should shave off the outer shells, cut into small pieces, then pickle with salt and/ or sugar for some 30 mins or so. You’re bound to have a blast on the very first taste.
Floating cakes (bánh trôi in Vietnamese) is not a specialty that unique to Hanoi, but it’s surely more delicious and flavorful when eaten in Hanoi on autumn days. With simple ingredients, such as sticky rice, green beans, sesame, shredded coconut, and water, the dish has long been the favorite dish of many Vietnamese generations.
The fish can easily be found elsewhere in Hanoi, including in Hang Can, Quan Thanh, Ngo Sy Lien market, etc.
Plain rice flan
Plain rice flan (Bánh Đúc in Vietnamese) is a popular dish in the north of Vietnam, particularly in Hanoi cuisine. This rustic and simple cake is made in many places, which is served either cold or hot, commonly with soy sauce. This dish comes in various types, such as plain rice flan with coconut, pandan leaves, or peanuts. Each type has different methods of making and enjoying. All bring you a delicious dish in hot or cold days, according to Vina.
|Plain rice flan|
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