Monday, November 24, 2008

Tra Chanh Iced Tea

Tra Chanh - 31 Dao Duy Tu

It's hard to find a seat at Tra Chanh at noon on hot days, especially just after lunch. I'm not sure how it got to be so famous and well-patronised. Not that long ago, it was a standard kind of cafe. I finally got the chance to try this place recently.

Tra Chanh - 31 Dao Duy Tu

Most people who come here are young office workers and students. They come here during their lunch breaks for a drink and something sweet before heading back to work. Many conversations take place, ranging from lottery results to political scandals. I was sitting there for an hour listening to the customers' stories, which made me laugh, particularly the ones between girls about their boyfriends. Many of the young male tea drinkers were telling thier bad luck stories about missing lottery numbers from the draw the night before. It really gives a sense of what is going on in the minds of young Hanoians.

Che Chuoi- Consomme of Banana

Tra Chanh serves one of the most popular street drinks in the old quarter of Hanoi. There are few options to choose from iced tea, served with slices of lemon, to coffee to sweet comsomme of banana.

Tra Chanh - 31 Dao Duy Tu - Hanoi


Anonymous said...

I came here last time with some of my friends late afternoon and it's fulled. I like the atmostphere. Thanks for sharing

Nguyen Duong said...

all of this looks so delicious right now. i must make a visit to my local vietnamese takeout place right now to settle this craving.

Swans Samplings said...

This looks really good!

worldwindows said...

Just stumbled on your site. Nice stories on Hanoi. Have yet to visit.

Van Cong Tu said...

Thanks all

KD said...

Looks good..definitely worth trying!

I just arrived Hanoi a week ago and your site definitely gave me some ideas on where to start exploring.


Invertir en Oro said...

i must make a visit to my local vietnamese takeout place right now to settle this craving. said...

This will not succeed in fact, that's what I suppose.