Before December 23rd on lunar calendar, the stores serve many votives.
Xoi che in Hang Be market
People constantly go to Gia Ngu street to buy “xoi che”. Being “market for the rich”, the sale takes place here without bargaining because owner and guests are familiar to each other, as long as the quality is ensured.
Beef store serves 2 dishes more beef sausage and dried beef… Guests often have to wait even though it is more expensive than other places.
Vegetables and fruits
The most crowded is Cau Go street where vegetable is sold, though prices are twice as common price.
Dien Grapefruit in Hang Be Market is about 70,000 VND per fruit, while in other markets is around 50,000 VND.
Phat thu with high quality is sold a lot. It costs around VND 250,000.
The other things
Like in any other market, red carp is an indispensable item in Hang Be Market with the votive, betel nuts for Ong Cong Ong Tao.
Hanoi people in old quarter do not forget to buy the bunch of old coriander, ginger and lemongrass leaves for Tet.