Sugarcane’s sweetness is potent, surprisingly vegetal, but never cloying, and the flavors become even more accentuated once turned into juice. Sugar cane juice is a semi-sweet, tropical, refreshing drink. It’s perfect choice in hot summer of Ho Chi Minh city. The froth is irresistable. Local people know sugar-cane juice as a natural beverage that’s delicious and cheap with really musty and tropical flavor.
Therefore, sugar-cane juice is so popular in Vietnam and is easily obtained by grinding cane stalks alongside other popular beverages. Sugar cane vendors advertise their wares openly, with a bucket of sugar cane stalks in front of their stalls. Previously, sugar-cane juice was sold in small plastic bags filled with ice and tied at the open end with an elastic band around a straw. Buyers could then suck the drink out through the straw. The juice is served from distinctive metal carts with a machine which brings out a sweet juice. The juice is extracted from sugar cane and grinding residues which constitute a kind of fibers are thrown into a wooden crate. The juice is usually then mixed with juice from the calamansi, a tiny sour citrus fruit that smells like a mandarin.
Moreover, at the present, sugar cane juice in with many flavors becomes a high-class beverage in Vietnam and are in menu of luxury cafés and restaurants.
If you come to Vietnam, give it a try and you can feel free to enjoy a glass of sugar cane juice (considered the second best drink in the world after the orange juice) and you don’t have to worry whether it meets the standard of food safety or not.
Let’s drink sugar cane juice with beautiful female guides on our Saigon Motorbike Tour. We’re sure you will never regret.
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