anya68 anya68 posted October 14th, 2010 at 1:54 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 558 times. Answered 11 times.

Where can you buy chickpeas in Hanoi? I am not sure on the Vietnamese name for it so has not been able to find any. Any names of supermarkets or streets etc? Oh, and dates also, where can I find them?

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hollcc wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Citimart in Vincom has chickpeas

thunderpussy wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I think chickpeas are fairly common here, they are usually easy to find in most branches of Fivimart all over the city. They stock a brand called Annalisa and the Vietnamese name for chickpeas is 'ceci', in big letters on the tin, with a helpful background picture of said peas. All the tinned beans & pulses, veg etc are stocked together and very visible. Help? Date-wise, I can't stand them so I've never searched, but I'm pretty sure Fivi would have them too.

sarahm wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

You can get dates at Dan's, packed in little trays in the fridge. Also at Western Canned. (have also seen dried apricots and figs in both these stores).
Yes, canned chickpeas are common - found in most supermarkets.

thunderpussy wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Actually no wait, dumba@ss, 'ceci' probably isn't the Viet name is it? Doesn't sound very Vietnamese does it? I guess they're imported from Italy or suchlike. Anyway I'm still right about everything else!

ThaoNguyen wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Chickpea is not 'Ceci'. It is called 'Đậu răng ngựa' in Vietnamese due to its shape like a horse's tooth. Chickpeas can be found in many supermarkets

nixon_baby wrote on October 15th, 2010 at 11:11 am
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If you're after dry chickpeas, L's Place, Annam Gourmet, Veggy's and most minimarts in Tay Ho usually sell them.

Dates are also normally available at these places but you might be somewhat disappointed if you're a lover of the sticky, squashy delicious medjool dates like I am.

de2facon wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 10:22 pm
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@ ThaoNguyen: If chickpeas=Dau rang ngua ( "useful"), what are fava beans called?

In some places, an alternate name for fava beans is Horse Beans because they are shaped like a horse's teeth!?

A confused but genuinely curious Tay wants to know.


anya68 wrote on October 20th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

thanks a lot people, *almost* everything is very useful to know...

TscTempest wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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Chickpeas and Dates... ummm, TNH Personals?



Vegas wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 5:40 pm
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Boom tish, it's TSC with the rib ticklers!!

Hanoi Gourmet on Ham Long currently has fresh dates in its cooler - be quick, because these could run out any day now. Don't expect them to be overly cheap.

Vegas wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 5:42 pm
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PS. horses in Vietnam must have freakishly shaped teeth if they look like chickpeas! Or weirdly shaped chickpeas? Either/or.

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