Stop For Vietnamese Coffee – While we were in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, some friends took me to a coffee shop for vietnamese coffee time.

Since its introduction to Vietnam by French colonists in the 19th century, coffee has become a national obsession.

I am not a coffee freak, and Vietnamese coffee is freaking good – it’s inexpensive and available nearly everywhere.

We ordered a strawberry ice cream and four of black coffee with ice and milk (ca phe sua da) are strong, sweet and generally favoured, and brewed with a dark roast over a single metal french drip filter (ca phe phin).

Well, coffee shops are a huge part of the city’s culture. From street vendors to side-walk shops, it is hard to beat having a coffee and watching Ho Chi Minh City go by.

The coffee was actually quite good. I was shocked. The blend and grind was surprisingly smooth. And it tasted fantastic.

I was tempted to order another one to enjoy with the locals or order a cup from any street vendor.


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