In the bustling city of Hanoi, Vietnam, coffee culture reigns supreme. Amidst the crowded streets and busy markets, one unique beverage stands out from the rest: Vietnamese egg coffee.
This decadent drink consists of a base layer of rich, dark coffee, topped with a fluffy, frothy layer of sweetened egg yolk foam. The combination of these two contrasting textures and flavors creates a truly indulgent and satisfying experience.
But where did this drink originate? Legend has it that during the 1940s, when milk was scarce in Vietnam, a creative bartender named Nguyen Van Giang came up with the idea of using egg yolks as a substitute. The resulting drink was an instant hit and has been a beloved Vietnamese specialty ever since.
Today, egg coffee can be found at cafes throughout Hanoi, each with their own unique twist on the classic recipe. Some add condensed milk for extra sweetness, while others incorporate ingredients like coconut milk or chocolate to create new flavor profiles.
Now, although a trip to Hanoi is always a great idea – luckily, you can also make this delicious drink in the comfort of your own home. You can experience the rich and creamy flavors of Vietnamese egg coffee with this simple and easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for any coffee lover looking to add a unique twist to their morning cup of joe.Print
Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking and PAIR Magazine. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.