Street food: Che Hang Can

Sweet bean soup or che is a Hanoi mainstay, the perfect refreshment for hot weather. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos byFrancis Roux. The article was originally published on Word Vietnam Issue August 2013

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During the summer heat, what dish can quench your thirst and provide relaxing refreshment? If you were to ask 10 Hanoians, at least seven of them would give you a very simple and quick answer — che. Also known as sweet soup or sweet gruel, che is such a common dessert that it is found not only in Hanoi but across Vietnam. Eaten either hot or cold, when served with ice, che becomes more like a drink — perfect for driving away the heat of summer.
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