5 typical drinks only in Vietnam
Sugarcane juice is one of the best summer drinks for Vietnamese tourists. It’s not hard to find a sugarcane juice shop in the heat of summer. Making sugarcane juice is quite easy, just buy a sugar cane juicer and sugar cane and you can do it. In addition, sugarcane juice is tastier than many other drinks as it is supplemented with fresh kumquats or lemons for the perfect taste. With sweet taste from sugarcane and sour taste from kumquat with cheap price, sugarcane juice can satisfy all visitors. You can easily find this beverage all over Vietnam
In the past, sugarcane juice was usually stored in plastic bags filled with ice and straws. Now, sugarcane juice is stored in cleaner but still very cheap plastic cups. Fresh drinking water not only quenches the thirst of visitors but also provides an abundant source of energy for the body.
In Southeast Asia, only Vietnamese drink Phin coffee. Surprisingly, this “slow living” way of enjoying coffee is so popular among foreign tourists. Vietnamese filter coffee is very delicious.
Vietnam is the largest producer of Robusta coffee in the world. Although Robusta is not as appreciated as Arabica coffee, the way Vietnamese coffee is made is special and different.
Walking through the streets, it is not difficult to see people holding cups of this type of coffee. Enjoying a cup of coffee at any time of the day on the sidewalk or a corner of a bar and sitting and chatting with friends has become a part of Vietnamese culture.
Chilled tea is a very popular beverage that tourists should try when coming to Vietnam. These delicious, yet cool green teas are a great choice for hot summer days. Guests can sit at the tea shop on the sidewalk, watch the daily life of the locals, and chat with friends. Iced tea has created a unique culture of Vietnamese people.
Coconut water has been a popular beverage in Vietnam for centuries. In Vietnam, there is no need to drink coconut water in an airtight container, you can use it directly from fresh coconut to enjoy the pure and sweet taste of coconut. Usually, small coconuts are sweeter than large coconuts. Coconuts are usually harvested at the age of 7 weeks because coconut water is the best. If you want to sleep well, don’t drink coconut water after 5pm.
Beer is a popular drink all over the world. And in Vietnam, besides foreign beer, there is also a unique Vietnamese beer with the taste of each region. In Ho Chi Minh City there are local beers such as: Saigon Red, Saigon Special and Bia 333. All beers are slightly sweeter than others. In Central Vietnam, there are Huda beer and La Rue beer, which are more bitter in taste and have a recipe from France. And if visitors do not come to “Beer Street” at the intersection of Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Dinh Liet streets to sip a glass of draft beer with a gentle taste, it will be an interesting experience for you.
The above drinks are enjoyed by everyone in Vietnam. They are not only good for our health but also bring us closer together as we can sip drinks while talking and enjoying the life around us. Don’t miss the chance to try these drinks while traveling to Vietnam as it helps you to understand more about our Vietnamese culture in drinking.