Summer has arrived here in Hanoi! Even the Vietnamese people don’t necessarily welcome this heat and the burning hot Sun that’ll last for about 5 months. I think it is even harder for foreigners who are not so used to this kind of weather.
Going around sightseeing in this heat will make you crave for ice-cold drinks and desserts to hydrate your devastated body. A sweet treat for yourself is well-deserved and a must to re-boost up!
So check out these 5 summer desserts and where to find them below!
1. Hoa Quả Dầm
‘Hoa quả’ means fruit and ‘dầm’ means to macerate.
It is a bowl of fresh tropical fruits topped with small pieces of ice and condensed milk.
It is on the top list of recommendations for all my friends and families who visit Vietnam.
My favourite and one & only place for this is Hoa Quả Dầm Hoa Béo. There are other menus such as hoa quả kem (with ice cream) and drinks. I always go for the classic hoa quả dầm, but you can try both if you go with a friend or just order two for yourself if you want!
Tố Tịch, Hang Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Open everyday 9:30 – 22:30
2. Trang Tien Ice Cream
They sell ice cream bars, cones and mochi ice creams, in different stands. So go and explore it yourself and choose which one to get!
35 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Open everyday 8:00 – 21:00
3. Hoan Kiem Ice Cream
Going for a walk in the lake is probably something you would do when in Hanoi and starting or finishing off with a refreshing ice cream in hand is always a good idea especially in the Summer.
1-6 Lê Thái Tổ, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm
Opening hours N/A
4. Coconut Coffee at Cong Cafe
Ice-cold coconut slush is not too overwhelmingly coconuty so even those who may not be so fond of coconut flavour can give it a try. The smooth milky coconut slush mixed with the strong Vietnamese coffee is just a perfect harmony.
There are many Cong cafes in town and some other cafes also sell coconut coffee similar to Cong cafe.
5. Vietnamese Coffee with Condensed Milk
It is sold everywhere and anywhere.