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What To Eat When Traveling To Hanoi In The Winter?

In Hanoi, Vietnam, the winter is not too cold as Europe or Americas. With chilly weather and warm hearted people, Hanoi winter seems to attract many friends all over the world than ever before. Tthis time is also good time for Vietnam culinary tours, taste many delicious street foods is extremely hard to resist, a best way to warm you up in a chilly days.

Discover the thousand-year-old capital of Vietnam and enjoy the famous dishes in the Hanoi City Tour itinerary

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When is the winter in Hanoi?


The cold winter in Hanoi usually runs from December to February with the average temperature of 17°C. However, in the coldest time the temperature may drop to below 10 degree along with a high base of humidity that will make the weather in Hanoi bitter cold. 

Hanoi's best treats for winter


Follow the locals to nameless roadside eateries as the cold snap bites in Vietnam’s capital.

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1. Snails (Ốc) Snail dishes is increasingly consumed during the winter month. ...


Unlike the spicy snails that are carefully fried or grilled in Saigon, the snails served on cold days in Hanoi are simply boiled. Feel the steam from the snails served with ginger sauce and lemongrass. Snails tend to appear in the rivers around Hanoi between autumn and winter.

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2. Rice flour dumpling with sweet filling (Bánh trôi tàu) ...


These dumplings are made from sticky rice stuffed with mung beans or black sesame. The rice balls are then soaked in ginger syrup and served hot.

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3. Congee with pork or mussel (cháo sườn, cháo trai) and deep-fried rice stick. ...


Hanoi people love rib porridge and it's needless to say why this hot congee with quay (fried dough) is a perfect choice for a cold day.

There’s a nameless roadside stall at 2A Ly Quoc Su Street that man locals say serves the best rib porridge in Hanoi. You can also find this hot treat in Dong Xuan Market.

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4. Roast corn and sweet potatoes


These rustic snacks are found all year round in Hanoi, but winter puts them high on the what-to-eat lists for both locals and visitors. Check out street vendors to grab the hot corn and sweet potatoes because you will not find them in fancy restaurants.

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5. Roasted chestnuts


Although chestnut is not the specialty of Hanoi but it is sold on many streets in Hanoi during the cold season. Chestnuts are often boiled before being roasted with salt or sand; some vendors also add more honey to be more flavorful.

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6. Banh Duc


Banh duc is also another amazing winter staple, made from a blend of sticky rice flour and water. The mixture is then stirred until it forms a thick glutinous mass, eaten with minced pork, wood ear mushrooms, fried tofu, herbs and a topping of fried shallots. However, the key to make a tender taste of banh duc lies on the dipping fish sauce which requires a balance of sweetness and saltiness to harmonise other toppings.

Read more foods & drinks and travel guides in Vietnam for a perfect trip to Vietnam. Or search for tours selected by many tourists in 2019 at: vietnamtypicaltours.com/location/vietnam-tours/
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