Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Xi Muoi Drink

Here is a Xi Muoi (salted plums) drink. I finally noticed this on the menu and ordered it tonight.

This one is made from the dried red (artifically colored) plums, so it looks kind forboding. It looks less sinister when the brown salt preserved plums are used.

It seems like there are a few salted traditional drinks on offer in Vietnam.  Another favorite of mine is a salt preserved lemon drink, prepared pretty much like this Xi Muoi drink.  With the heat, and the resultant sweat, of tropical weather, I guess it would make sense.  It's Vietnamese Gatorade!  

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