Hanoi is not only famous for street foods but also for cool and healthy street drinks.
Fresh coconut water
Coconut water attracts tourists with its natural coolness and freshness. Coconuts for drinking are served fresh, chilled or packaged in many places. They are often sold by street vendors. Coconut water can help beautify skin, reduce weight and increase energy. It is also good for your hearts and helps in preventing kidney stones.
No one knows when coffee becomes so familiar to Vietnamese. The bitter taste that lingers on your tongue, the smell of almond, of earth contained in each glass of coffee can charm almost everyone. You can drink pure black coffee alone or with condensed milk, yogurt, chicken egg yolk. If you want to make friends with Vietnamese, there’s no better place than the one beside glasses of coffee.
One of famous street drinks must be mentioned is artichoke tea. Artichoke is considered as a wonderful remedy for hepatic disease. It usually appears in the market as tea bags, and dried artichoke leaves are used to make drink solution or bath water for skin care. You can choose the dark and slightly bitter tea made from artichoke stems or the yellow and sweet one made from artichoke flowers.
Drinking a cup of tea has a lot of meanings. A cup of pure yellow-green tea with smells of tea leaves and natural flowers is like the image of a beautiful. Tea helps us get closer to good things and shun evils, makes us united and care more about each other.
Lime soda is an attractive beverage for scorching days. This cold and sour-sweet drink is extremely good in cooling because it has gas, sweet taste and scent of lime, sugar and ice cubes. For a better flavour, you can drink lime soda with mint leaves, orange juice or chicken egg.
All of street drinks in Hanoi are delicious and good for your health. Let wander the street of Hanoi and enjoying street cuisine.