Published On: Sat, Nov 28th, 2015

Let go to sweet gruel shop in Hanoi

Let go to sweet gruel shop in Hanoi. This shop is more than 40 years old.

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40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
This sweet gruel shop is more than 40 years old

It’s located on Hang Can Street in Old quarter.  Although this place is quite narrow, it can serve hundreds of customers every day.

40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
This eatery is crowded all year long

Not only on hot summer days, this sweet gruel shop is crowded all year long. Especially at rush hours, the diners might sit along the pavement or even spread on the road. Sometimes you have to take away.

40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
Sometimes, you have to take away

Hanoians often come here to enjoy sweet gruels in the evening. Customers of this shop are people of all ages from children, youngsters to elders. Many foreigners are patrons of Che Bon Mua restaurant.

The key to attract many customers of this shop lies on its traditional flavor. Sweet gruels here always have distinct light sweet taste and charming fragrance from banana, ginger, and jasmine flower.

40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
The traditional flavor attracts many customers

After so many years, Che Bon Mua shop still keeps its simple menu and decorating style.

Despite the hot trends of Khuc Bach sweet gruel, Thailand sweet gruel, this shop retains its main dishes including: black bean, green bean, lotus seed, jelly pearl, stuffed sticky rice ball, etc.

40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
Green bean sweet gruel with lotus seeds
40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
Grass jellies
40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
Sago pearls with coconut fillings

There is no table so you might have to hold your sweet gruel bow on your hand or put it on the seat.

40-year-old sweet gruel shop in Hanoi
There is no table at all

Maybe the name Che Bon Mua involves more senses than just sweet gruels for four seasons. The name might aim to the hope that this shop will always crowded for all seasons.

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