TOP 5 BEVERAGES IN VIETNAM
You can’t survive a hot country like Vietnam without a nice cold drink and also bring you a tropical and cultural vibe. And we would like to recommend you some of those kinds of beverage.
- Sugar-cane juice:
Sugar-cane is very popular and grown in South-East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Latin America, etc. Vietnam and many other countries in which grow sugar-cane, we have sugar-cane juice which contains a lot of nutrition for your health. In Vietnam, it’s easy to find a street vendor selling sugar-cane juice. In the summer days, when the weather is extremely hot, a glass of sugar-cane juice with ice will awake your senses.
- Filter coffee:
Vietnam is one of the countries that export the most coffee beans in the world. Coffee is really a popular beverage from luxury coffee houses to street vendors. However, many people, despite their social status, have one thing in common which is stopping at street vendors for filter coffee. Filter coffee in Vietnam is different from other countries, it is not made from a filter machine, it’s just a coffee filter made from metal and have some holes in the bottom to refine the ground coffee. Every morning people hang out together at street vendor wait for their filter coffee and talk about their life. Ain’t that just peaceful?
- Ice tea
Beside coffee, ice tea is one of the most favorite beverages in Vietnam. It’s a popular drink that travelers have to try when coming to Vietnam. A delicious ice tea is a great choice for summer days. Visitors can sit at street vendors and drink one, watch local daily life and chat with friends. Ice tea has created a unique culture of Vietnamese people.
- Coconut water:
Coconut has been a popular beverage in Vietnam for centuries. In Vietnam, we don’t need to drink coconut sealed in cans, we drink directly from fresh coconut to enjoy pure coconut taste. Normally, small coconuts are sweeter than big ones. Coconuts are usually harvested at the 7th week, because at that time, the coconut water is the best. A little tip: If you want to sleep well, do not drink coconut water after 5pm.
Beer is very widespread around the world and Vietnam is in the top 10 countries in Asia that consume most beer. But in Vietnam, we prefer drink beer with ice in glass to iced beer in bottle. We usually drink beer to cheer when people happy, share our sorrow or anyway, anytime when we gather around and hold a party, or even we hang out with our friend. Some famous beer grand in Vietnam are 333, Saigon do, Saigon Special, etc.