Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lemon Tea

(PICTURE: Huyen holding a "lemon tea" and a taro dessert.)

I've said it before and I'll say it again, there are so many great hole-in-the-wall places in Hanoi. A week ago a friend of mine mentioned a "famous" place called Lemon Tea. I had never heard of it so I assumed it couldn't be that famous. I mean, I am the foremost authority on Hanoi.

I asked Huyen if she knew the place and she said "of course" or something to that effect. Well, I of course had to try the place so the next time Huyen and I were in the area we went to Lemon tea. First let me say this, the place has no lemons. As I mentioned ages ago on the blog, Vietnamese call limes lemons. There are no real lemons in least that I've ever seen. Secondly besides the tea, the place had lots of sweet soups. We tried two and I was totally won over by the banana soup. Man, it was good!

Apparently the place is really famous because it was packed despite being located on a really quiet street in the Old Quarter. Shows what I know...