I ummed and arrrgghhhed about whether to stuff this in the drinks section or the desserts. It’s probably more drink than dessert, but what the hell, it’s in both. This is Me da (Tamarind drink) and it’s the first time I’ve ever tried it. I’ll come clean here and admit, I ordered a Mia da and got this instead which got me thinking – there’s a lot to be said for messing up your vowels and tones if what you end up with is not what you wanted but exceeds what it was you thought you really wanted in the first place. D’ya follow? This is the only drink/dessert hybrid I’ve come across with peanuts atop crushed ice. I blame a sheltered life for that glaring omission.
The tamarind is a sugarred up tease. Tart and hellish sweet. It’ll cost you 4,000VD. When you approach the bottom of your glass you’ll be given an iced tea to help scrape the Tate & Lyle from your enamel. Be careful, Tamarind will make you ‘go’.
I found this glass at 25/87 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1. Not
far from Saigon zoo. I’ll certainly have more of this if it’s a
concentrated blast of three days intake of sugar I’m after. And/or I need some ‘help’. I’m