Tra Da or ice-tea, is one kind of very popular drink in Vietnam, expressly in Hanoi. To do it, Vietnamese boil the water, put the leaves inside, and then add a lot of ice
To selling Tra da, owners sometimes need only a small table or foam box and a few plastic chairs. Tra da is not only the way people call one kind of drink but also become name of all the small store on the sidewalk selling ice-tea.
If you are a Hanoian, or already set your food here, it will be hard to forget a very familiar picture of Hanoi with many Tra da store which appear almost everywhere: from a small alley to a big avenue, It exists next to luxury restaurants and expensive cafes. You can easy find someone drinking ice-tea no matter what time it is on the streets, sidewalks and alleys.
Easy to make, doesn’t picky guests, Tra da completely is a place that everyone can come and enjoy friendly and peaceful atmosphere of Hanoi city. A water thermos, a teapot, one pack of candy and a bamboo pipe with few plastic chairs are enough for a Tra da store.
Thanks for it’s popular, today ice-tea is served in all the bars and restaurants in Vietnam. You sometimes get it for free while waiting for your drink or your meal. And if it is not free, then it is the cheapest drink you can buy! The prices start at 5,000 VND (0,22$) and it is refreshing.0