Sweet-soup shops can be seen in almost streets in
Hanoi: Hàng Buồm, Hàng Bạc, Cửa , Sinh Từ, Tạ Hiện, Lương Ngọc Quyến, Lò Đúc, Khâm Thiên… Nam
Unlike sweet-soups from other provinces, Hanoians are very careful in selection of ingredients, preparation and even the ways to eat. Cereals, green peas, sticky rice… are the main. Sometimes sweet-soup is consumed with rice, so its rice-soup (or xôi-chè) ingredients to made soups are well-selected and processed, from the peas, sesame, ginger… to oil-species (banana, pomela, jasmine…). How to make the soup not so sweet, not too strong or not so dense… is really a question. Fresh and young corncop tastes so sweet as if it’s scented by the air and soil. Mixed soup is made up of all species: green peas, coconut, red peas and finest flow. Best of all sweet-soups is đậu hũ or soya-cake which is processed and prepared with almowd powder. Soya-cake might be “strange” firstly but the more you eat, the more you will like it.
Sweet-soup or chè become familiar to Hanoians and even to the city’s visitors./.