1. Grilled meat on skewer
This dish is both cheap and delicious, and comfortable for eating. It seems that you cannot find any other dish except grilled meat on skewer which is suitable for eating at 3 or 4.p.m. in cold weather. The meat has to be embalmed deliciously, the amount of meat and grease must be balanced to not be too dry and not too greasy to eat, and after that we should roast meat on average fire to keep the scant smell and sweetness of the meat. Grilled meat on skewer should eaten with chili sauce, sauce, cucumber ... or sandwiched in the bread, it is also really great.
Skewer-grilled meat will make you crazy in the winter with its taste and smell.
Besides, there is nowhere selling grilled meat on skewer as much and easy to buy as in Hanoi. In front of the gate of schools, sidewalks, popular markets… 5000 VND, 7000 VND, 10000 VND…per skew there are many kinds of grilled meat on skewer. Anyone has eaten, they all ate up to 3 or 4 skews. In cold weather, you have hot grilled meat on skewer to eat, it is so wonderful and satisfied.
2. Rib rice-soup
A hot rib rice-soup is awesome for your winter in Hanoi.
If you want to eat rib soup, you definitely eat in in Hanoi, and the ideal time for eating is in the mid- afternoon. The soup is grinded finely and then add into salted shredded meat, quail eggs, finger- shaped soufflé batter. Depending on the favor of each person they will add a little spices they like such as little pepper, little chili. The soup seems to dissolve directly in the mouth, both hot and scent. So cool!
3. Boiled snail
The most delicious boiled snail is also in Hanoi.
The bowl of hot boiled snail is very scent with lemongrass smell, and dotted with sweet and sour ginger fish sauce, served with carambola and figs. After that you can eat more a couple of quail eggs, fried potatoes, a plate of bean dessert. The cold season of Hanoi is all covered in these things!
This time if you go over the stall selling boiled snail in Hanoi, you will see the winter really comes into. Although you have the meal ready at home, after school, the work, you also want to have some bowls of boiled snail with your friends before going home.
This cake is full of meat, vermicelli with ear mite; the cover is crispy and golden- yellow. The dish is looking quite small but it has an important position in the heart of people who love the foods of Hanoi’s winter.
Samosa - a local cake of Vietnamese for warming up the winter.
Samosa is mixed most perfectly with green papaya sauce. Because is fried by oil, a person cannot eat too much for at once. And people say that it is the food we cannot miss when the cold season comes into Hanoi.
5. Floating cake
In the late afternoon or at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. you have a bowl of hot floating cake to eat, this is really wonderful. It is the food that can be sold very much in the cold season and if you are the person loving cuisine, you cannot ignore this sidewalk food. The floating cake is really scent with the coconut milk and fat bee’s honey. The cover of this cake is tough, if you bite a piece the sweet kernel will come out. It is both hot and scent, this makes people satisfied in the cold weather.
Floating cake is a popular foods of Vietnam for a long time.
In the winter, beer will not be the choice of everyone, but Ta Hien - the Hanoi beer street
for foreigners is still crowded. Don't forget Ta Hien because you can enjoy the cheapest beer ever and experience a paradise of street foods in Hanoi.