Calling Saigon is a piece of land is also not okay, because everyone brings something here. The Saigon people do not question the origin or past of anyone. People have something nice to bring here, the culture of a land and then will shrink in a corner of this city. Those who are far from home are more likely to be nearer to their hometowns, and strangers will better understand the value of other lands. Coffee is also one of the culture of Saigon from ancient time.
District 5 is home to the residents of the Chinese roots of the city, who bring in new dishes, long traditions and start-ups stories over the years. Nestled in the middle of a market, Ba Lu Café has spent 67 years maintaining a beautiful coffee culture for Saigon. There are many people who drink coffee but few ask for the coffee of their lives. Then try once to visit the coffee shop and the fire keepers tell you stories.
The man named Ba Lu started his brewing business when he was 17 years old at Hainan Island. He brought along the beans and the recipes to make it here, and then that year his grandfather tried to keep his hometown "standard" without being called the market it overshadowed. . After he died, his children also followed in his footsteps on the old road - brewing coffee.
The barrel of roasting coffee is much older than that of the neighbor. To select each coffee beans and roasted manually for many hours, every month regularly twice. In the middle of the streets, cars, coffee carts and those "old years" still calmly roasted coffee.
We will be happy to see you in the afternoon, it will be happy that the old man out of 60.70 people are about to turn 90. Together at the coffee shop and drink loudspeaker play the old Hoa teeth. The older people there looked at the adults when they were the most primitive, so they only drank coffee here. The familiar things make people feel secure, especially the elderly.
The daughter of his boss Ba Lu, she always ran out all the coffee and tea, chat with guests. But never proud of what her father left: "Coffee here is sure to clean, water is a little lazy so many people mistakenly think that water is diluted but the coffee is not the same color. Guests here here do not drink here, there are 30 days to take xe om up here only to drink 8,000 cups of coffee. "
The cafeteria is located there, many people just ran across just not sure to see it. But if there is any way across Phung Hung Street in District 5, you hear the smell of aromatic coffee and the roast of rust on the street is the right Ba Lu. If you are not in a hurry, then you try to drink the coffee mixed in the old super and listen to more stories of life. To know that the Saigon people are the "best" specialty of Saigon land.