Hot Soy Milk in Dalat, you should try it
May 10th 2015.
Each tourist when coming to Da Lat in the evening will certainly not forget to drink soy milk with friends. Particularly, on weekends, they like to go to the walking quarter to enjoy special and unique street food, with soy milk nearby, together with the devoted service of the seller, all create a very special cultural trait of Da Lat.
In the chilly evening air, Da Lat appears translucent, shimmering under the flower-shaped lights. Along small streets, many street stalls fill the air with sweet-smelling odors of food. Among these scents, we cannot fail to mention a simple, idyllic drink with unforgettable taste – the hot soy milk. The glasses of hot soy milk will warm you in the cold air of Da Lat at night.
Besides coffee, the glass of hot soy milk in the early morning or at night has taken root in the life of many local residents. Da Lat residents have their special drinking style, that is, they can drink soy milk or mix soy milk with condensed milk, peanuts, green beans and eat some cakes… Da Lat becomes chillier and chillier at late night, fog covers the city, making Da Lat a mysterious place, and the shoulder pole with two loads on both ends becomes more unique. The seller has a large pot full of soy milk, put on a coal stove, surrounded by small stools, and customers will sit around the stove enjoying hot soy milk. Everybody sits next to each other, sipping hot soy milk, spreading warmth from their heart and feels close to each other, and when tourists leave the city, they bring with them loving souvenirs of this foggy city.
No one has known ever since, when soy milk has become a special drink of Da Lat. The magnet of this drink is quite strange, irrespective of social strata, no age barrier, anyone can enjoy, at any time. The chilly air makes the taste of soy milk in this place so charming, unlike other places where you’ve ever enjoyed this drink.
Da Lat soy milk is quite simple and idyllic, but attracts lots of customers. It is produced from soybeans. Through the skilled hands of the sellers, soybeans are soaked, ground, then filtered to get water from soybean grounds and slightly simmered over the fire, with pandan leaves. Then you will have a sweet-smelling and nutritious soy milk pot. Soy milk is rich in calcium, protein, and meets the needs of Vietnamese people, with prices suiting the expenses of most families.
By Hong Thao