Refreshing Vietnamese to Try on Your Visit

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When you go to Vietnam, you'll likely see signs that say 'Giải khát,' telling you to quench your thirst. While Vietnam is famous for its incredible cuisine, its beverages can hold their own.

Pausing for a few minutes to enjoy a refreshing drink is an experience. So when you're on one of your backpacking tours in Vietnam, make sure to try these popular Vietnamese drinks:

Nước mía

Nước mía, or sugarcane juice, is a refreshing drink popular in Vietnam. Made from freshly squeezed sugarcane, it is a popular choice for quenching thirst on a hot day.

Sugarcane juice is made by extracting the juice from sugarcane stalks using a juicer or press. The stalks are cut into smaller pieces and then fed into the juicer. The juice is collected and typically served with ice.

Cà phê sữa đá

Cà phê sữa đá is typically made with strong, dark-roast coffee, which is brewed using a Vietnamese drip coffee filter. The coffee is then combined with condensed milk and poured over ice. The drink is typically served with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Cà phê sữa đá first became popular in the early 1990s, when coffee shops in Saigon began serving the drink to customers. The drink quickly spread in popularity and can now be found in coffee shops all over Vietnam.

Chanh tuyết 

Chanh tuyết drink is a popular Vietnamese drink made with fresh lemon juice, sugar, and sparkling water. It is refreshing and perfect for hot summer days. Chanh tuyết means "lemon snow" in Vietnamese, and this drink is named after the delicate snowflakes that form when lemon juice and sugar are added to the sparkling water.

Sinh tố

Sinh tố, also known as Vietnamese iced coffee, is a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for hot summer days. Made with strong coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and ice, sinh tố is rich, sweet, and utterly addictive.

Originating in Vietnam, sinh tố is traditionally made with a phin, a small metal filter that allows for a slow, drip-brew. This results in a strong, concentrated coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk poured over ice. The result is a rich, sweet, and refreshing drink that is perfect for hot summer days.

Trà quất 

Trà quất is a type of Vietnamese iced tea that is made with jasmine green tea and fresh quất fruits. The tea is sweetened with sugar and typically served with ice.

Trà quất is a refreshing beverage that is perfect for hot summer days. The sweetness of the sugar together with the tartness of the quất fruits balance each other out, making for a delicious and refreshing drink.

Bia hơi

Bia hơi, or "draft beer", is a popular type of beer in Vietnam. It is made by fermenting rice or wheat and is usually served in a small glass or cup.

Bia hơi is a refreshing and light beer, perfect for drinking in the hot Vietnamese weather. It is often enjoyed as an accompaniment to food and is a popular choice for toasts and celebrations.

Trà đá

Trà đá is traditionally made with green tea leaves and jasmine flowers. The tea leaves are steeped in hot water and then cooled before being mixed with ice and jasmine flowers.

Trà đá is a healthy beverage that is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. It can help to boost the immune system, improve digestion, and reduce stress levels. Trà đá is also a low-calorie beverage, making it a great choice for those watching their weight.


There are many refreshing drinks that you can enjoy on your backpacking tour in Vietnam. From iced coffee and tea to fresh juices and smoothies, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, don't forget to try these drinks at least once when you're in the beautiful country of Vietnam!

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