Friday, May 12, 2006

Sugar Cane - Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Sugarcane juice and ice cream are two the best choices for summer time in Hanoi, where the day starts cool but from about 8am, the weather changes to hot and by midday, lots of people seem to melt. The heat causes people bad moods and to get angry easily. The best way to beat the heat is to go for a drive and a drink. Young people choose sugar cane juice with ice or ice cream, so cheap at only 2000Vnd for one big glass and 2500Vnd for one tasty ice cream.

Sugar cane

One other reason why young people choose to go out for an ice cream or drink to the crowded spots in Thanh Nien Street or Trang Tien Street is to have a good look at each other as they are drinking. These days, there are lots of young girls and boys who drive motorbikes like crazy, pulling the front wheel off the ground and driving around and around these popular areas to show off. Of course, there are quite a few accidents that result and the police drive around alot to try and stop this silly behaviour but it doesn't seem to work well. It's good fun, though.

17 comments:

Tim Rice said...

Ah, ice cream is always a good choice in hot weather. Sugar cane juice, I'm sure is good but have never tasted.

junebee said...

Sounds like a cool treat on a hot day.

fooDcrazEE said...

hhmmm...the gal looks hot.....chuckle....dep khong ?

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Even here in our country, ice cream and cold juices are the best choices for this hot weather.

drifter1dc said...

Cute girls eating icecream......does it get any better???? I'm renting a scooter and finding an icecream stand.........rat dep em ai!

defy angel said...

reading ur blog reminds me of the time when I visited Hanoi in 1997...

banh canh said...

Hi VN God, I always find such interesting photos and topics on your blog...thanks! I'm wondering if you or any readers has something to say on this topic: I'm a female foreigner marrying a Vietnamese soon, and we plan to stay and live in VN. I'd love any kind of feedback; personal experiences, legal aspects, anything! bang tieng viet cung duoc.

slurp! said...

wah ... is the petrol cheap in vietnam?

pulling stunts like wheelie & stoppie waste lots of petrol

I would rather choose sugar cane (of coz water is the best) instead of ice cream to quench my thirst. ice cream makes you more thirst after the cooling effect is gone.

Godknows said...

foodcrazee, all young and beautiful hehe
Banh Canh, what do you want to hear :) actually, living in Vietnam as a foreigner is easy especially that you can speak vietnamese but not very easy sometimes if you're not get used into asian life, the culture and the behavior. If you can cook, thats great and it'd save a fortune and if you don't mind eating on the street it would help as well. One other thing is you need to please your mother in law and sometimes sister in law. If they're happy with you then you have the main keys to go into the house easily without checking. hope this can help you.

black feline said...

i like my sugar cane drink with...a sour plum or mint leaves or a slice of lemon...delicious!

Godknows said...

black feline, yes, you are right!!!

April said...

anything sugar-related is umm umm good. people show off the same way here on their bikes. they don't wear helmets or anything either.

Maddy said...

i love these colorful languid
photos!

Thuy said...

Oh! I can't believe I didn't have a sugar cane juice when I was in Vietnam. I talked about if for years, but somehow it slipped my mind - and I didn't see 'nuoc mia' stand. Guess I will have to make another trip to have some sugar cane juice! :)

Godknows said...

thuy, contact me if you ever make a coming back Ok so that i will buy you a nice meal plus a glass of sugarcane as a special welcome from Vietnamese God :)

April, same here too. dangerous tho.
Maddy, thanks for your comment

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This is really true because my best friend told me he went to Hanoi and told me t that place is extremely hot for that reason people buying ice cream and juices to keep the corporal temperature.

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