Vietnamese cuisine is world-famous, but few visitors to the Southeast Asian country think about what they’ll be sipping on the streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. That’s a mistake: the country’s drinks are as delicious and diverse as its cuisine. And here are: 9 Vietnamese Drinks must try when come to here.
DỪA TƯƠI (FRESH COCONUT)
Whole coconuts are unwieldy to store, so vendors will chop off the outer green husk and keep the small white inner shell, cut into a shape that won’t fall over when put on a flat surface. These white globes are usually kept on ice until you order one, then a giant machete is used to chop a hole in the top.
SINH TỐ (FRUIT SMOOTHIE)
Smoothies are everywhere in Vietnam, and we’re not just talking strawberry-banana. You’ll find smoothies with fresh dragonfruit, custard apple, and jackfruit, along with ice and condensed milk or yogurt.
NƯỚC MÍA (SUGAR CANE JUICE)
Not as sickly sweet as you’d expect, sugar cane juice is another drink that’s considered “cooling”.
TRÀ ATISÔ (ARTICHOKE TEA)
The go-to drink for hungover Vietnamese men, trà atisô is believed to have liver-cleansing and detoxifying properties.
SODA CHANH (LIME SODA)
Soda chanh hits the spot on a steamy day: essentially, it’s a fizzy homemade limeade that’s usually served partially prepared. You’re served a glass full of ice with sugar and sometimes lime juice in the bottom, with the can of club soda on the side. Sometimes you’re given a glass of ice and sugar and a little dish of lime wedges so you can squeeze your own juice into the glass.
CÀ PHÊ (COFFEE)
RƯỢU NẾP CẨM (STICKY RICE WINE)
Rice wine, which clocks in at around 29.5% alcohol, is the traditional masculine tipple and drinking it is a social activity (a very social activity).