8 WORTH-TRYING EXPERIENCE IN HANOI DURING AUTUMN
Autumn, the season of the sweetest and gentlest things, has begun to creep in every corner of Hanoi. To fully enjoy the autumn of Hanoi, you should try 8 great things below:
1.Enjoy the specialties of Vam village in fall:
Com (green rice) is a memorable gift whenever it comes to autumn. Referring to Com, people will immediately think of Vong village, where has the oldest and most famous Com making tradition. To enjoy this dish properly, the eaters must taste it slowly to gradually feel the full sweet and aromatic flavor in each grain.
Hanoians often prefer to use ripe bananas to eat with Com. This combination creates an especially unforgettable taste. The price of Com is about 20,000 VND / tael (about 1 US dollar / 100 Japanese Yen).
2. Walk around Phan Dinh Phung street with falling yellow leaves:
Phan Dinh Phung Street is known as one of the most romantic streets in Hanoi. When autumn comes, both sides of the sidewalk covered with beautiful golden leaves. This scene has become the subject of many photographers.
The golden rays of sunlight creeping through each canopy every afternoon make anyone who goes through this place want to say that “Autumn has come.”
3. Sip the Sau juice on the sidewalks:
This drink can be found anywhere on the sidewalks and alleys in Hanoi. Many foodies even soak Sau in sugar when the fruit is young. Simply an ordinary fruit soaked with sugar, yet Sau juice has become a fascinating beverage due to its sweet and sour taste, mingled with the smell of fragrant ginger juice.
Spending time with friends chatting and enjoying a glass of Sau juice will make your autumn afternoon more fulfilling and meaningful. The price for a cup of Sau juice is only 10,000 VND (less than 1 US dollar / 50 Japanese Yen).
4. Take a look at the sunset around the West Lake:
West Lake is considered as the most beautiful place to watch the sunset in Hanoi. Every afternoon, wherever you are around the lake, you can fully admire the shades of the sun.
In the cold winter afternoon, temporarily ignore the hustle and bustle of the streets, let’s immerse yourself at the moment between afternoon and evening, making the soul strangely balanced and peaceful.
5. Enjoy a hot Banh Duc bowl:
Not a delicacy, but hot Banh Duc is a gift attracting so many people every fall. A full bowl consists of chewy rice cake covered with aromatic meat on the top.
The rich flavor of the broth blends with the aroma of fried onion and coriander, all creating a delicious bowl of Banh Duc that makes the early days of autumn warmer. The price of one bowl is only 10,000-15,000 VND ( less than 1 US dollar/ 50 – 75 Japanese Yen).
6.Drinking roasted rice water:
Roasted rice water is a picky drink, but if you love this aromatic flavor, you will remember forever. Making a cup of delicious roasted rice water requires skills and sophistication. In the chilly early autumn days, enjoying a cup of warm roasted rice is a great suggestion to regulate the body.
Besides, this drink is nutritious for health as well as helping to prevent dehydration and purify the liver. The price of 1 cup is only 10,000 VND (less than 1 US dollar / 50 Japanese Yen).
7. Sniff the smell of milk flower:
When autumn comes, the sweet fragrance of milk flowers begins to spread throughout the streets. This flower has become a symbol of autumn, imprinted in the memories of many generations.
Although not everyone is familiar with this fragrance, taking a breath of milk flowers on the streets of Hanoi will be worth a try in the fall.
8. Go to the night market and eat porridge:
People living in Hanoi may be familiar with the experience of walking around the Dong Xuan night market on weekends. Contrary to summer, autumn is the right time to come here without worrying about the hustle and bustle of the crowd. In the cool weather, immerse yourself in the bustle that makes your evenings more exciting than ever.
If you have time to come here, do not forget to enjoy the hot pork cartilage & rib porridge at the end of the market. This is the address loved by many foodies. The price of a full bowl is about 35,000 VND (about 1.5 US dollars / 175 Japanese Yen).