by Cassidy Armbruster
You don’t want anything to get in the way of your exploring Hoi An, especially not the radiant sun and steaming hot temperatures. Here are a few delicious drinks that can make your day under the sun a little cooler:
1.) Sugar Cane Juice
Passing a sugar cane stand on a hot sunny day in Hoi An is a frequent delight. There’s even a stand outside of Cafe Zoom where a small cup is sold for just 5,000 Vietnamese dong. The refreshing afternoon drink is extracted from sugar cane stalk, and it surprisingly offers several health benefits, such as increasing your body’s protein levels!
2) Green Tea
Here in Hoi An, green tea is in abundance and tea breaks are always acceptable. Come try a delicious breakfast at Cafe Zoom where you will be given a complimentary glass of this refreshing green tea!
3) Bubble or “boba” Tea
Try the Trà Sura Khoai Môn, or Milk Taro Bubble Tea right next to Cafe Zoom. If you don’t feel brave enough to add in the tapioca balls or the fruit jellies, no need to worry because there menu is expansive. This Taiwanese drink can be served frozen or with ice, but either way it’s a refreshing drink to begin or end your day.
4) Passion Fruit Juice
Enjoy a delicious and savoring glass of passion fruit juice during your stay here in Vietnam. Passion fruit thrives in tropical and subtropical regions such as Vietnam. You can experience a taste of passion fruit in desserts, cocktails, yogurt, salads, or in this simple, fresh, and cool glass of juice. The juice made from the purple passion fruit is tangy and sour, and likely to give you that boost of energy you need to withstand a hot and humid day in Hoi An.
5) Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world, so it’s indeed a must try drink in Vietnam. Stir up your coffee and sweet condensed milk, and add in a few ice cubes to make for a rejuvenating traditional Vietnamese drink.