HO CHI MINH CITY | Cacao Bà Tám is located down a small street off another small street, through and old apartment complex, past little food vendors, mechanics, hairdressers, and more. When you find it, you’ll see a small cart next to loads of parked scooters, absolutely packed with locals enjoying the same thing.
What is it? It’s an iced triple cacao drink, containing drinking chocolate, thick cacao paste, Milo, and condensed milk, over shaved ice. With it, comes bánh mì, and scissors to cut it.
I wasn’t quite sure how to eat mine, but two young girls next to me were happy to show me the technique. Crush and much it all together with the straw, cut the bánh mì into bite sized pieces, and dip. Such a vibe, sitting on my car too small plastic chair, using another chair as a table.
Simple, fun, and delicious.
Cacao Bà Tám
Chung cư Chợ Quán, 14 Trần Bình Trọng
Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: +84 378 015 906
Mon – Sun: 8:00am to 9:00pm