5 must try sweet soups in Hanoi Autumn
You can try Hanoi’s sweet soups whenever you like; however, you can find it difficult to enjoy the real taste of green sticky rice, baked sticky rice and banana, longans or lotus seeds if it is not Autumn.
Che chuoi com nep nuong (Sweet soup of banana, sticky rice and green sticky rice)
Photo: Che Xua Nay
Being originated as a rustic gift of autumn, this type of sweet soups is usually served hot. It has a tasty flavor of baked banana, coconut milk and green sticky rice which is fried until gold and crisp.
You can enjoy this dish at some sweet soup shops on Hang Than Street, Cau Dong and Doi Can at the price of 20,000 VND per bowl.
Che nhan long hat sen (Longans and lotus seeds sweet soup)
Photo: Nhien An
Longans and lotus seeds sweet soup are considered as one of the difficult and sophisticated dishes in Hue. However, it is quite popular in other areas including Hanoi nowadays. Fresh lotus seeds and white sweet longan meat have made this dish not only rustic but also noble. In Hanoi, longans and lotus seeds sweet soup is the first choice of customers coming to Dinh Coffee. You can also enjoy it at 1A Bat Dan, No.4 Hang Can, 93 Hang Bac. Its price is 20,000 VND per glass.
Che buoi cot dua (Coconut milk and grapefruit sweet soup)
Photo: Xoan Quan
Grapefruit sweet soup is a favourite food of many people coming to Hanoi because it is sweet and easy to eat. When you enjoy, you will feel deliciously crunchy grapefruit pulp, scented green bean and fat sweet coconut milk. This dish has been varried basing on different combinations such as Thailand grapefruit sweet soup or grapefruit and corn sweet soup and so on. You can try grapefruit sweet soup just after 2 p.m. till evening at some famous shops located on Cua Bac Street, Hang Giay, Lane 9 Hoe Nha, Ba Trieu street or Ngo Sy Lien market, etc. The price is about 15,000 VND per bowl.
Che cu nang trai dua (Water chestnut and coconut sweet soup)
Photo: Che Thai Lan
This type of food is originated from Thailand and attracts everyone by its color as well as taste. There are many eye-catching ingredients inside coconuts like water chestnut jelly, palm nuts, jackfruit, coconut jelly, etc. Moreover, its flavour is also appetizing with sweetness and fragrant coconut. The price for a serving is 45,000 VND. You can find this food at 30 Han Thuyen.
Che Thai (Thailand sweet soup)
Photo: Phuong Nguyen.
Being a familiar dish that always stands on the top list of snacks in Hanoi, Thailand sweet soup can easily be found in the markets or bustling snacks places. In some places, people serve this food in a glass with grinding ice. However, Thailand sweet soup in style must be put in a bowl. There is a well-known place for enjoying this dish lied in Nam Dong Market. Besides, you can try it on Han Thuyen Street, Hang Giay, Cat Linh,etc. Its price is 15,000 VND - 25, 000VND. 1976 Old sweet soup shop on Tran Hung Dao Street also serves Thailand sweet soup with the price of 40,000 VND per glass that is the same price of a bowl of noodles.