As one of the brains of Vietnamese cuisine, Hanoi has many delicious dishes, from savory to sweet, from main to full. But it is a fact that in rainy and cool days like autumn and winter, sweet dishes are still the most favored by foodies. The most typical are donuts, especially hot donuts, sweet with honey and sugar, immediately enjoy.
Why is it like that? It’s hard to explain, just know, the feeling of rain, cold, don’t wait at the donut line, watch the dough from white to golden brown, then those golden brown lumps are quickly turned over with sugar , with honey for those sweet things to stick all around, forming a crispy, hot donut for anyone who can’t drool.
Although in Hanoi, donuts are sold at most toad markets or street vendors, but mostly due to transportation, the cake reaches the hands of the eater has cooled, making the piece of cake no longer crispy, the dough layer is less flexible. Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the deliciousness of hot donuts, many people instead of going to buy temporary food accept to go to the place to buy freshly baked donuts like that.
Fortunately, to satisfy gourmets, Hanoi has a few stores specializing in hot donuts like that. At these shops, the cakes are constantly refreshed and fried, so for the most part, customers can always eat warm cakes. Or if you are lucky enough to enjoy a freshly baked cake, sometimes you even have to blow it to cool down before you can eat it. In return, when eating such hot donuts, diners will fully feel the softness and flexibility of the dough, the richness of beans, the sweetness of sugar and honey.
Hanoi hot donuts usually have 2 types, which are sweet with sugar and sweet with honey. A special kind of delicious, in which honey donuts are especially suitable for rich sweetness. The most famous is the donut shop at 52 Hang Chieu, specializing in 2 dishes of sugar cake and honey cake, cake for decades. In addition, Luong Ngoc Quyen donut shop with all kinds of savory and semi-sweet cakes. In addition to selling from morning until about 5, 6 pm, the price of these two-row cakes is also quite soft, averaging from 3 to 4 thousand VND/piece.