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The Best Racquet Cafe Shop: What To Do In HCMC

Racquet coffee is a favorite drink among Saigon residents. Only by drinking racket coffee can tourists get the full flavor of unadulterated coffee, which no filter nor machine can produce. Discover what to do in HCMC with Vespa A Go Go over coffee. Tourists will discover more about the history and culture of drinking racquet coffee in Saigon in this article.

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The origin of racquet cafe 

If Hanoi cuisine impresses with fragrant egg coffee cups, racket coffee is a memory tied to people's life in Saigon. Saigon racket coffee, introduced to Vietnam early, was first only for the affluent, but eventually became a popular drink, infiltrated all walks of life, and appeared on every street.

Racket coffee originated with the Chinese. It first appeared in Saigon in 1950. Since then, it has been a cultural element of the people here. People refer to coffee as a racket since it is called after the equipment needed to make it. The following is how to create racket-style coffee: Pour boiling water into a coffee powder bag (almost like a sock) and wait for the coffee to come out before pouring it into a serving cup.

Racquet cafes can still be found on the streets today. Many people are familiar with it. They look to racket coffee to return to the ancient memory region, living in the gorgeous land's 90s vibe. 

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How to make a racquet cafe 

The principle of making racket coffee is to soak the coffee in hot water for a long time and use the filter cloth many times to bring out a unique taste. The highlight of this drink is the impressive cloth racket; thanks to this recipe, a delicious, bright coffee solution is extracted that is not inferior to any modern coffee.

Step 1: Place the filter cloth in boiling water to both clean and warm the filter cloth. Then put water in the earthen pot on the stove to wait for the water to boil.

Step 2: Set the filter rack and the coffee in the kettle's center of the filter cloth. Then, using bamboo chopsticks, thoroughly stir the coffee into the middle. Next, swirl the coffee with chopsticks to create a small hole in the center so that hot water may readily overflow.

Step 3: Stir the coffee constantly with chopsticks to prevent it from stagnating at the bottom. Simultaneously, lift the racket multiple times to extract the coffee equally. Finally, when the coffee has lost quality, pour it into a cup and enjoy it hot or cold with ice.

The best racquet cafe shop 

People in Saigon have developed a habit of drinking coffee in the morning. The coffee shops are hopping every morning from 6:30 a.m. till around 8 a.m. These coffee cups are as cheap as sidewalk coffee, ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 VND. Some cafés in Saigon have been running long, where travelers may obtain fantastic pure coffee.

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Cheo Leo Cafe: The racket café Saigon Cheo Leo café has been established for over 80 years and is called the "oldest" racket cafe in Saigon. Making racquet coffee has been passed down "from father to son" for three generations here. The traditional method of brewing coffee in a decoction pot has remained constant. As a result, the new shop has many loyal clients who have been with us for decades.

Do Phu Cafe: Do Phu Coffee is a fusion of Saigon's architecture and its own culinary culture before 1975. Tourists visiting Do Phu Coffee will be able to relive the flavors of Saigon. This location also serves as the Saigon Rangers' weapons bunker. The cafe will transport tourists back in time 40 years.

If you have the opportunity to visit Saigon and are still trying to figure out what to do in HCMC, please visit Coffee Connoisseurs of Vespa A Go Go to experience the coffee-drinking culture of the Saigon people.

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