Grilled corn, skewer meat, chicken feet and so on are the common and indispensable Hanoi street foods for the changing season time in Hanoi. 1. Grilled corns This rustic food is not special but indispensable on every streets of Hanoi when the weather turns to cold. The smooth baby corns are directly grilled on a red coal stove without any process or marinated. Although this is such a simple food…
5 Hanoi street foods with great grilled taste for your autumn
Grilled corn, skewer meat, chicken feet and so on are the common and indispensable Hanoi street foods for the changing season time in Hanoi.
This rustic food is not special but indispensable on every streets of Hanoi when the weather turns to cold. The smooth baby corns are directly grilled on a red coal stove without any process or marinated. Although this is such a simple food that everyone can make, the grilled corn stalls on the streets are always crowded. The interesting thing is that people have chance to gather with friends or family members are together around the warm fire stove, enjoying hot corns.
People who are into pavement cuisine cannot overlook the tasty dish of grilled chicken feet. This food is said to have appeared for more than 10 years to date. It is really interesting to enjoy a crunchy chicken feet while chatting about all the things to friends.
The quality of this simple food depends on the skills of the cooks to marinate with honey and other spices. The feet then are grilled on a red coal stove till done with fragrance and eye – catching color. They also keep crunchy.
This dish is so interesting that you must thoroughly gnaw and chew to enjoy the all the tastes of crisp, tough and sweet of the feet.
Some well-known destinations in Hanoi for this food are shops on Ly Van Phuc street, Trung Tu or grilled food shop in Thuy Khue. Beside grilled chicken feet, the menu in these shops is various, including grilled chicken wings, grilled skewer meat, bread bake with cheese and so on.
Grilled skewer meat is a favorite street food for many people. The hot and fragrant skewers of meat are directly grilled on red coal at the price of just 5.000 VND to 7.000 VND. People in Hanoi prefer having this meat served with crunchy bread. At rush hours in the afternoon, all the grilled meat shops are crowded with customers, mainly children. Some famous shops for bread with skewer meat are on Ho Dac Di Street with the soft meat and bread sliced into 2 pieces. They are baked to be crunchy before being eaten. In Nghia Tan Market, Quang Trung Street or Lac Trung, there are also some renowned shops for grilled skewer meat.
In the evening, the grilled guts shop under the leg of bridge in Gam Cau Street is crowded with customer coming and going. This shop is quite large but the situation of lacking seat happens quite often due to the large amount of customers. The grilled foods here are various, including guts, stomach, beef, and so on.
The dish of grilled guts is attractive thanks to the sufficient spices together with a coat of honey making it soft and tough. This food is served with soy sauce or chili paste, together with cheese bread, cucumber shrimp snack or vegetables. The tastes of tough, soft and hot of this dish are believed to fascinate customers of all ages.
Sipping cups of wine together with grilled dry squids is very popular and favorable in Hanoi, especially in cold weather. Passing Hang Bo Street at around 7.p.m, you will easily enjoy the fragrant smell of this food spreading along the street. There are more and more shops with the title of grilled squids on pavements or indoor, with some thin mats. In Hanoi, nothing of this food is more special than other regions. It is just dry squid grilled to be done, soften and tear into small pieces, served with chili paste. Despite realizing that the price here is higher than other places, many people still come here to enjoy this sea-tasted-dish.