In addition to the unique cuisine, Vietnam drinks will never disappoint tourists. Read on to see what are they and where to enjoy the best taste.
1. Egg coffee
Vietnam is pretty famous for its coffee and you will find coffee shops on every corner of every street. What you might not have known is that there are also a lot of specialty coffees, such as this deliciously frothy egg white coffee which you can purchase in a certain cafe in Hanoi. A real treat after a long day sightseeing! Head to the Giang cafe (39 Nguyen Huu Huan) and Dinh Café (13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng) if you want to try it while in Hanoi.
Egg coffee by Mr. Nguyen Giang was from the late 1940s when condensed milk was not as abundant as today. Egg coffee is a mix of egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk, and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks. The cup is served inside a bowl of hot water to retain its temperature. The marriage of the egg’s rich taste and aromatic coffee wafting through the air makes up the specific flavor. Let's wander and enjoy Hanoi in another taste.
Ta Hien and Bui Vien are normally called by the name "Pho Tay".
Ta Hien is a small street lying in the famous Old Quarter of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake. The street just stretches 200 meters, but it is one of the most crowded streets in Old Quarter particularly and in Hanoi generally. Ta Hien has the most specific features of both old Hanoi and modern Hanoi. It is named “international crossroad”, drawing many foreign visitors and also Hanoi people.
On the small and crowded street of Ta Hien, you can find a variety of best Hanoi street foods such as Nem Chua, Vietnamese bread, noodles, sweet porridges,… Especially, in summer, Ta Hien is famous for beer.
The common thing among beer restaurant in Ta Hien is its simple and street style. Everything is on street sides with plastic chairs used for both seat and table. The customers can order a mug of beer and sit for hours without being interrupted. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere, as well as great beers and foods, are the main reasons for the attraction of Ta Hien Street.
Ta Hien Street is more and more drawing thousands of backpackers from everywhere around the world. It is an unforgettable memory when you stop here to have some beer after a long day of exploring the Old Quarter.
Ta Hien is in Hanoi, what about Bui Vien? Bui Vien is the most interesting night street in Ho Chi Minh city. It is quite similar to Ta Hien, but it is much more vibrant, sounding and complicated as well.
3. Wine of the locals (ethnic minorities)
With 54 ethnic minorities, Vietnam cuisines will never disappoint you. Each tribal group will surprise you with different unique food and drink.
What about wine? Yes, when talking about Wine sticky, Vietnamese people will definitely think about this specialty of Kim Son province. It is made from the seeds of the sticky yellow flowers in the rural area of the Red River. Under the skilled hand of the locals, combined with natural water, the wine has a different taste and easy to recognize.
But the most special drink that you should not miss is the local wine in mountainous areas. Why is it special? - As it is made from rice or corn.
In Ha Giang, Thanh Van capital where corn wine is very famous, the Mong family cooking wine and to sell at fairs flooded. Thanh Van corn wine should be a unique creation by two factors are water and enamel. Source water cooking wine taken from water high over 1000m above the sea level. The flow of water from the mountain Vietnam-China border runs through a lot of rocks to Thanh Van, fresh and cold water about 15 degrees combined with excellent enamel create delicious wines famously. Delicious corn wine to ferment must have 36 types of forests leaves chopped mixed with the cornflour, millet flour for 1 night through until white mold then ranks incubated for 2 days and then dried. Corn for alcohol to be crushed, mixed with enamel after then incubated for 2 days and nights and then incubated in jars to take 5-6 days and distillation. Making alcohol through many stages and processes that give the corn wine so captivating.
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