You can’t help but fall in love with the very tasty Vietnamese drinks and here are the top 3 drinks you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City.
1. Vietnam is hot most of the time, well it only cools off a bit during rainy season and only for the hour or two that it’s raining. While living in Ho Chi Minh City I fell in love with Vietnamese ice coffee or “café sau da”, which is very strong coffee with condensed milk and ice. Believe me it is really refreshing in the heat and gives you a kick start to the day.
2. Another of my favourite road stall drinks is the sugar-cane juice they sell on almost every corner. The sugar cane is freshly pressed through a mangle at the street side stalls and they add either fresh strawberries or lemons for flavour. You are handed the thick syrupy drink in a small plastic bag with a straw in. Don’t look down on this, it is a great drink and hydrates you on a hot summers day.
3. Fresh fruit smoothy blends are sold all over the city. You get every kind of fruit and yoghurt blend imaginable in most of the cafes. I miss the abundance of pomegranate they always added to all their fruit smoothies.