Interesting Vietnamese Experience On The Kitay-Gorod Streets

Maryana Selezneva will introduce readers to a Vietnamese drink and street food cafe.

Interesting Vietnamese Experience On The Kitay-Gorod Streets

Hello to all lovers of Asia and beyond! Known in narrow circles, Doanvat café, is famous for its unique fruit and milk tea with the addition of various toppings like jellies and black or royal tapioca, has moved to a more convenient location - right to the Central Market on Maroseyka food court, popular among Muscovites. That is why now the cafe is much easier to find!

A few people know, but «bubble tea» first appeared in Taiwan. The idea came to Ms. Lin Xu Hui's mind in the early 1980s after cold coffee started its spread in Asian countries. She sat in a staff meeting where she brought a typical Taiwanese dessert called fen yuan, a sweetened tapioca pudding. Just for a more interesting texture, she added tapioca balls to the iced tea and drank it. At the meeting, everyone liked this drink very much. And even 20 years later, bubble tea is loved by Asian and international customers and Taiwanese people are very proud of this drink.

The Doanvat cafe was created by real Vietnamese, so if you scroll down their IG account feed, you will see that at the very beginning all posts were written in Vietnamese. This confirms the high degree of authenticity of this place! Creators straight from Vietnam are not the only thing that sets this place apart. Just look at the enormous serving sizes: the smallest glass is 500 ml and the largest is 700! In the cafe, you can taste not only drinks but also interesting dishes. For example, traditional Vietnamese fried rice «Koi Thit Kien», Korean spicy rice sticks «Tokbokki», and spicy ramen «Hai San». Earlier in the cafe, you could taste salty egg pudding, as well as buy interesting snacks and sweets from different countries of Asia.

We think that more new products will appear in this place soon. In the meantime, prepare your wallets and embark on a gastronomic journey through the narrow streets of Moscow's Kitay-gorod.


Text by
Maryana Selezneva