Apricot – A Delicious Nosh (Ô Mai), aka dried fruits

Hanoi is famous for many kinds of sugared dry fruit, such as apricot, plum, tamarind… especially dragontomelon.

On the cool day of HaNoi, you go around the city and it could be more fantastic if you have one delicious nosh to enjoy. Apricot is one best choice of traditional food for you at that time. There are two main types of making apricot which are salted dry apricot or sugared dry apricot. It is a favorite nosh for many people in Hanoi and other provinces.

Apricot is produced for traditional method, since choosing material, the companies also send staff to gardens in Hung Yen, Hai Hung, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau in order to gather all crop of kinds of sour fresh fruit like plum, apricot, tamarind, kumquat, pineapple, canary, lemon. That is the secret of Hang Duong experts, they plus sugar, ginger, add chili, and stir liquor ice to have smooth yellow food with sweet-smelling.
The apricot is for instant all year and you can enjoy with a pot of tea and a few friends to chat. This is also valuable present from Hanoi people giving to their friends.

How to make dried apricot?

If you would like to make dried the fruits, you can use the following recipe and you can make the perfect nosh. First, you soak the apricots in water to cover overnight. Then, place them to cook in the same water. Cook until tender. Mash them or chop in blender. After that, peel, core, and cut the pineapple into small pieces. Cover with water and cook until tender. Measure the fruits and juices. Last, place equal amounts of sugar with the measured fruits into a heavy kettle and cook slowly until thick and clear.


Do not miss this  like dried apricot for one walking day. Let makes your day is sweeter with apricot. And this nosh is also one of amazing gifts for your family and friends in hometown. I bet they will love it alot, especially girls and women. Take a note to ensure you will not forget to buy it when visit Vietnam. Good Luck for your trip.

Where to find fried fruits?
In Hanoi’s Old Quarter, many kinds of sugared fruit are processed and sold on the street. You can visit Hang Duong street to see a range of shops that sells this kind of food. Hang Duong street is famous for the apricot selling. My suggestion is to choose Hong Lam shop or Tien Thinh.
Sugared dry dragontomelon
Source: vietnamesefood

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