On a recent trip to Vietnam, I had a grand time exploring the vibrant coffee market. Coffee could be made hot, cold, sweet, un-sweet, from liquid bases and powder bases. You name it, they made it. With two coffee shops per block, there is no shortage of a place to sit and have a refreshing iced coffee. My personal favorite was an iced coffee made from a coffee concentrate, added to sweetened condensed milk and served over ice. It is terribly sweet, but once the ice melts and dilutes the drink, it’s heaven.
In my quest to find a coffee alternative, most restaurants offer the best fresh fruit drinks you’ve ever tasted. My favorite was a Passionfruit Soda. The server recommended it as the drink she likes because of the few calories it has. Naturally, I had to try it. It was made with real Passionfruit, evidenced by the seeds in the glass, and mixed with 7-up. It was delightfully refreshing.
If you ever have the chance to visit Vietnam, enjoy their coffee scene but explore their other drinks as the fruits there are really sweet and juicy. I can’t wait to go back and try more!