Drinking beer, chatting with friend in the corner street in Hanoi is the most greatest feeling when you out of your work. We can not remember when did we fall into this habit, but we know it is the same nature: hot summer, cold winter and Hanoi’s people flock in Ta Hien street, drink beer at weekend.
Fresh beer ( or our language is called “bia tươi”, “bia hơi”) is the cheapest drinking in Vietnam. We drink beer with some local snack such as: roasted peanuts¸ many kind of local spring rolls, grilled squid. That’s delicious for hot summer day.
Only “Bia hoi” dose not make Hanoi’s culture. You can find “bia hoi” in every Beer’s restaurant in Vietnam. However, sitting in the corner in Ta Hien street, drinking beer, chatting and feeling the colorfull atmostphere that local people and foreign tourists wall along street. All of these things make Ta Hien’s beer culture in Hanoi.
I don’t know what do you feel when you enjoy “Bia hoi” but for me, the time to enjoy Ta hien’s beer with my friend is the great time I’ve been here. All of stress, worries disappear and just keep only cosy feeling. Anyway, when drinking alone, you’ll have other emotion. A bit silent in the crowd and watching street. That’s profound.