Started to find out, and it turns out, only in the capital, there are many different ways to enjoy fried bagel twists.
To vote for the most popular accompaniment in Hanoi, surely, bagel twists always occupy the top position. Eating beef noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, vermicelli noodles and even rib cartilage porridge, would not be perfect if, on the table, the seller didn’t put an extra plate containing a few quarts.
Not stopping there, if walking on the streets of the capital on cold days, many people will be even more surprised when witnessing the crowdedness of hot bars. However, if you look closely, you will find that they are called fried dumplings but have many different shapes and each person can enjoy them in many ways.
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Stir-fry with fish sauce
The most common dish is probably the hot crispy fried dish, dipped in fish sauce. Soft white dough, skillfully divided into strips of dough, rolled and cut with a knife into segments longer than a finger. After that, they will take the wet bamboo stick quickly and use the star to divide it into 2 dough grooves, stretch it, and quickly drop it into the boiling oil pan.
The dipping sauce will be sweet and sour fish sauce, cut a few slices of kohlrabi, papaya, and carrots and let the diners reduce as they please, similar to eating pancakes or pillow cakes. Fried quarts are inherently very oily, but thanks to the bowl of “relaxing” dipping sauce, the taste is much more attractive.
According to the owner of a long-standing bar on Yen Phu Street: “There are people who want to eat in the summer, but not many so we don’t open the shop, it’s more crowded in autumn and winter. Every day, the couple kneads by hand, so they only get about 4-5kg of dry flour. As for the larger goods, with many people or supporting machines, they have to sell 3 to 4 thousand biscuits.”
Because it is located on the main road, many people go to work, so every afternoon, the stalls in Nguyen Luong Bang are also full of people waiting to buy them. “I like to eat here because I see the salesgirls doing it on the spot. But this dish can only be eaten in moderation, after work, I still have a stomach to eat at night , “Chi An came to eat with her colleagues.
Some addresses selling fish sauce dip sticks:
– Sidewalk near 44 Yen Phu, Tay Ho.
– 149 Nguyen Luong Bang, Dong Da.
– 431 Nguyen Khang, Yen Hoa, Cau Giay.
– E7 Ta Quang Buu, Bach Khoa, Hai Ba Trung.
Price: 25,000 VND – 30,000 VND / dish.
Stir-fry with bean milk
The style of eating soya bean dip probably originated from the eating habits of the Chinese, but now, it is also quite popular in Hanoi. If you like the frugal and sweet taste of soy milk, you can hardly ignore this dish.
Mai Hoa said: “When I was in elementary school, soy milk dip was extremely popular, I remember the whole Hang Buom street had to have 4-5 shops, but now I want to eat it, there are almost only You can find them in some residential areas or near schools. When you come home from work and pick up your children from kindergarten, mother and daughter stop by the old lady’s line, order a plate of crackers and 2 bowls of bean milk. and drink milk, but now the children like to soak in milk to soften. One day, my wife and I even made an appointment to pick up our children to return to our childhood.”
Some addresses selling soy sauce dip:
– B11 collective Thanh Xuan Bac, Thanh Xuan.
– 149 Nguyen Luong Bang, Dong Da.
– Dumplings: 25,000 VND – 30,000 VND/disc;
– Soy milk: 5,000 VND – 10,000 VND/cup.
In addition to the usual long rolls, many snacking “followers” are captivated by the small, beautiful shape, softer and sweeter outer shell. In many places, workers also intentionally cut the dough into a V-shape, so that after frying it until golden brown in an oil pan, it will produce balls that look like chicken thighs. Because of that, many people also call this type of mini quart with the name “chicken drumstick”. On cold and windy winter afternoons, being with friends to enjoy a few hot quarts, the light sweetness makes people’s hearts more warm.
Some addresses selling instant noodles:
– 164 Thai Thinh, Dong Da.
– 204 Doi Can, Ba Dinh.
– 107A5, Thanh Cong collective, Ba Dinh.
– 593 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho.
Price: 15,000 VND – 20,000 VND / 10 pieces.
Not stopping at dipping fish sauce, dipping bean milk, people in Ha Dong area also have a more special way of eating. It is hot fried dough dotted with yogurt. The taste of chicken thighs to eat this dish is also less sweet than the kind to eat separately above. In addition, yogurt must be a ‘home-made’ type, flexible, fragrant, and still have a little bit of crushed ice, but when dipped with quiche, it is not cold.
“The combination of biscuits and yogurt, eaten on a winter day, feels even more enchanting than eating ice cream on a cold day! Not to mention, there are often traffic jams in the afternoon, instead of burying my feet in the cold, I stopped in. Here, make a plate of stir-fry to keep warm and wait for another half an hour, when the light is less, take the car home” , Mr. Trinh Cong Son shared.
Some favorite places to eat yogurt dip:
– 106 Be Van Dan, Ha Dong.
– 116 Ngo Thi Nham, Ha Dong.
– Dumplings: 15,000 VND – 20,000 VND/disc.
– Yogurt: 4,000 VND – 5,000 VND/box.
A dish that is so familiar, there is no “great way” to attract customers, but it is a simple, light afternoon gift and very suitable for the winter weather of Hanoi.
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Keyword: Summer days are only “background” for vermicelli and pho, but in winter, hot bagel twists become the most sought-after dish