- pane Oct 19, 2006 11:26 PM
On some days, only an icy Vietnamese lemonade truly hits the spot. However, it's difficult to find an excellent version with the right balance of sweet and tart. I'm stuck hanging around the financial district for an appointment after work and would love a good lemonade. Any recommendations in the FiDi/Chinatown area?
is one able to buy a bottled version of this stuff? would be nice to have avail in my fridge.
maybe order a gallon?
There are 3 different vietnamese lemonade versions:
-Soda chanh=lime with soda and sugar
-Soda chanh muoi= salted/brined lime with soda and sugar
-Da chanh=lime with ice, sugar and water
Many restaurants in the US use lemons now since it's more available but there's no lemons in vietnam as I know it. Also, in the authentic version, no mint is added. You can buy the salted/brined limes at Ranch 99.
Soda xi muoi (soda with salted plum which had been rehydrated with hot water, sugar and ice) is a different animal altogether.