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Vietnamese cuisine is long known to have a variety of food, from unique local street dishes to sumptuous five-star meals. Besides irresistible food, Vietnam also offers numerous tasty drinks and desserts. In this blog, let us introduce 6 must-try drinks in Hanoi - one of the best places to represent profound Vietnamese cuisine.
As this unique drink originates in Hanoi; therefore, there is nothing worth trying in Hanoi more than a cup of egg coffee. The originator put a layer of egg yolks whisked with sugar and butter on top of bitter coffee to intensify the richness, making the Vietnamese Cappuccino, making it an unforgettable experience for any tourists.
Read more to see Where to Find The Best Egg Coffee in Hanoi
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 7 AM – 10.30 PM
Price: VND 30,000
Giang Cafe has a cozy yet nostalgic vibe
The menu of Giang has also been supplemented with more signature drinks
Address: 45 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM
Price: VND 30,000
This spot is remarkable for its chill and quaint ambiance
Since “Bia hoi” (fresh beer) is one of the most iconic Vietnamese beers, the owner of Giang Cafe wanted to have her own beer beverage, which could symbolize the local cuisine of Hanoi. This is the reason why she came up with egg beer. Fundamentally, its texture is quite similar to egg coffee, but instead of coffee, it is cold beer that lays under the egg foam.
You can try this must-try drink in Hanoi at the same egg coffee shop, which is Giang Cafe, with VND 50,000/serving
The striking flavor of this beer will amaze you
Iced tea is the soul of Hanoi streets
If Ho Chi Minh City is famous for iced milk coffee ("ca phe sua da"), Hanoi takes pride in its iced tea. This simple yet elegant drink takes place in every corner of the local's lives. We have iced tea at street shops while chatting with our friends about life. We also have iced tea while enjoying local street food such as pho, noodles,… (dishes which are served with soup), to cut back on the heat and complement our meals. From being just an inexpensive drink, iced tea has become an indispensable part of Hanoi's street culture.
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You can easily find any iced tea shops on the streets in Hanoi at an extremely affordable price, mostly VND 3,000 – VND 5,000.
Besides iced tea, fruit juice is also a familiar beverage that can be found anywhere on the streets of Hanoi, especially in hot summer days. Given that Vietnam is a tropical country, Vietnamese fruits are always guaranteed to be the best, both in quantity and quality. As a result, this affordable and practical treat is one of our suggestions for the most-try drinks in Hanoi.
Here are some addresses that you can come and try fruit juice:
Address: 17 Gia Ngu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11 AM – 11 PM
Price: VND 15,000 – VND 25,000
Located in Hanoi Old Quarter, there must be no resident here that does not know her shop. In summer, especially in the evenings, this shop is always jammed with customers. Since she serves various fruits, you can ask her to make your own drink by mixing your favorite fruits.
Address: 20 Quang Trung/112 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8 AM - 11 PM
Price: VND 20,000 -VND 80,000
Although the price here is not the most affordable, its quality is going to please your appetite. All fruits used in Vu Canu are fresh, and it is highly recommended if you want to try street treat without having to sit on the actual streets.
The high price in Vu Canu comes with high quality
Fruit yogurt is not only refreshing to drink but also fun to chew. The most popular type are the frozen ones in which the yogurt is frozen, cut into small cubes, and then served with cocoa, matcha powder or fruits. Although it is a simple dish, it is still in the list of the most must-try drinks in Hanoi.
You can try this fascinating dessert at:
Address: 37 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7 AM - 10:30 PM
Price: VND 20,000 -VND 40,000
Nothing can be compared with a cup of fruit and frozen yogurt in the summer
Address: 48 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7 AM - 10 PM
Price: VND 30,000
Some of the local's favorites are strawberry and peach yogurt
Sweet soup consists of some primary components such as fruits, coconut milk, sugar,... However, because sweet soup is the most famous sweet treat in Vietnam, every province has its regional recipe, which leads to a variation in the kinds of soup. Here are some of our recommendations: Khuc bach gruel, Thai sweet gruel, Sweet lotus with seed gruel, Sweet potato gruel, Grapefruit gruel,...
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Here are the most recommended shops in Hanoi
Address: 4 Hang Can, Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9 AM - 11:30 PM
Price: VND 15,000 - VND 25,000
One of the oldest and most popular addresses in Hanoi Old Quarter for sweet soup
Address: 33 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 2 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: VND 25,000 -VND 30,000
This place is very well-known for its Khuc bach gruel
Address: 36A Hang Cot, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9:30 AM - 11 PM
Price: VND 9,000 - VND 35,000
This shop serves a variety of sweet soups that are both affordable and savory
Tourists may have to make a tough decision on choosing which one of those treats they want to try out. No worries, we guarantee that any of these must-try drinks in Hanoi can definitely bring exploding and unforgettable flavor to your food tour.
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