Monthly Archives: November 2016
Visiting Vietnam? Eat like a local with my Guide. This is the bestfood tips on what and where to eat in Hanoi.
Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee makes converts as quickly as it raises pulses. French colonists might have introduced coffee to Vietnam, but the morning cup of ca phe soon became a local habit. With variations that make use of yoghurt, eggs and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a style of its own.
Hanoi has long become a favorite destination among both domestic and international travelers. Hanoi’s character is inseparable from its weather. But even in a sunny day or in a rainy day, Hanoi still beautiful in the eyes of travelers.
In your love affair with coffee, have you ever struggled with a pesky caffeine crash midafternoon? For most of us, this midafternoon slump is the perfect time to reach for yet another cup to keep energy levels high so that we can make it through the rest of the workday.
- Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world, but the local market sees plenty of fake coffee being served all over the country
- Fake coffee was invented due to the lack of the real stuff in the period of mid-20th century hardships
- Fake coffee is typically made of a small percentage of real coffee, roasted soybeans, cornmeal, and a variety of additives (both natural and chemical)
- Drinking fake coffee on a daily basis may lead to some health problems
- The easiest way to differentiate is by taste – real black coffee is always bitter and a bit sour, whereas the fake one is slightly sweet