The sweetness mixed with the crispy crust, soft dough and green beans of honey donuts, honey donuts is a spiritual medicine for many sweet lovers.
If you do not know, the brain and the digestive system have a special connection with each other. If the stomach is full, it releases dopamine and serotonin, the happy chemicals that make you happier. So if it’s raining, and it’s a bit chilly, you feel hungry and want to eat, don’t hesitate. You’re not doing anything wrong, you’re just making yourself happier and happier.
When it comes to rainy day food, oh well, that’s a lot. Any hot, fragrant, sweet thing makes people salivate when thinking about it. It can be a bowl of boiled snails with the smell of hot lemongrass placed next to a bowl of warm red chili water, with the smell of ginger and lemon leaves. It could also be a hot donut packed with sweet, greasy honey that has just been picked up from the pan by the seller, temporarily put on the stainless steel plate to reduce the fat.
Donuts are available in all parts of the country, some places are also known as orange cakes, probably derived from the color of the cake. That kind of cake is associated with many generations of Vietnamese people as an afternoon gift, a delicious and satisfying snack. In the North in general and Hanoi in particular, because of the cold season, the donuts are even more delicious.
With the same name of donuts, but also many different types, be it honey donuts, sugar donuts or round donuts, inside the thin layer of crispy sesame paste is a sweet and fragrant bean ball. Everyone has their own preferences, but perhaps on a cold rainy day, the common preference of most will be hot donuts that have just come out of the oven.
This delicious sorghum is probably less than the pleasure of putting the hot cake in your mouth, filled with molasses, between your teeth and taking a bite and listening to the sweetness of molasses, the flesh of beans, The softness of glutinous rice flour and the crunchiness of the crust blend into each cell of the tongue. Oh, even before the stomach can produce the happy chemical, the eater is already happy because of the delicious food.
Those who are gluttonous in the old town, perhaps the addresses of Hai Xe Luong Ngoc Quyen donuts, O Quan Chuong corner donuts or 52 Hang Chieu donuts – donuts are sold on the spot continuously, so cakes are usually hot through.
In general, no one wants to wait when going to eat, but after waiting for ten minutes, the cake has just been fried and then sweet, hot, and fragrant. That feeling will be most obvious when visiting a small traditional donut shop on Hang Chieu Street. The shop is so deep and small that the frying stage has to be brought to the sidewalk to reduce heat and reduce the smell of fat. So the buyer can admire the batches of cakes from white to yellow, to orange and then bathed in sugar and honey.
The attraction of Hang Chieu hot donuts is so great that, from an original row of dozens of years old, now, the street has more than 2 or 3 donut shops that also sell hot donuts. But many people who are used to eating still just patiently wait for the right row number 52 to receive a piece of cake that is somewhat ugly in appearance but has gotten used to the taste.
A donut is very cheap, only 3 to 5 thousand, the price is almost everyone can eat. And if you eat only about 2 or 3 pieces, you are also brave, so it costs about tens of thousands of gifts. It is not expensive for the food that brings us joy and happiness. It is raining in Hanoi today, and many people must be craving a hot donut to comfort the taste buds and spirit on a slightly overcast day.