|Sugarcane juice – Nước mía|
I am Ariel. From now on I’ll be a companion with Uyen on Danang Cuisine Blog. I’ve just realized that talking about food is really a good way to connect people, so i’ll try to write as much as possible. Thank Uyen for asking me to help her with this blog.
My first entry on Danang Cuisine Blog is about “Nước mía” or sugarcane juice – one of my favorite drinks. As can be guessed right from its name, sugarcane juice is a sweet and cool drink that is made from sugarcane. Unlike soft drinks, sugarcane juice is a purely natural and healthy drink. Extracted from sugarcane, it is said to have clear cooling effects and is a perfect drink during hot summer days. But don’t worry that you can’t try it if you come to Danang in cold days, as this summer drink is available all around the year in Danang as well as in other places of Vietnam.
Depending on people’s interests, lemon, pineapple or strawberry can be added to make different tastes of sugarcane juice. My favorite type is sugarcane juice with lemon. In my opinion, lemon is a great complement to sugarcane juice. It helps purify the taste and makes the drink smell really nice and fresh.
My favorite place for sugarcane juice in Danang is Nước mía Viễn Đông – 47 Trần Phú. The shop has existed for more than 30 years and serves several types of Nước mía. You can also try Nước mía from street vendors along the sidewalks of Bạch Đằng Street.
|One street vendor serving Nuoc mia in Bach Dang Street|
1. Vien Dong – 65 Tran Phu – 6000VND
2. Phuc Lai – 02 Le Lai (intersection with Le Loi) (Uyen’s favourite)
When: All day