EGG COFFEE – SOUND WEIRD BUT TASTY
Egg coffee is something that couldn’t be miss out when coming to Vietnam. There is a variety of places that serve but only in Hanoi, this distinctive drink would satisfy the pickiest customer with it’s appetizing aroma, explosive flavor and artistic look.
What is Vietnamese Egg Coffee?
A Vietnamese drink traditionally prepared with robusta coffee with sugar, sweetened condensed milk with egg yolks whisked in. It might be hard to imagine, but strangely enough the egg yolks actually start tasting like soft and creamy meringue in your coffee.
The Story of this special drink
It goes that fresh milk was in short supply during the post war 1975 because fresh milk and condensed milk are scarce commodities due to the trade embargo and so whisked egg yolk was used as a replacement.
The drink is served in cafes throughout Vietnam, though it originates in Hanoi. The Giang Café (Vietnamese: Cà Phê Giảng) in Hanoi is known for serving the drink, which it makes with chicken egg yolk, coffee powder, condensed milk, and, optionally, cheese. The cup is served inside a bowl of hot water to retain its temperature. The son of the café's founder Nguyen Giang claims that his father developed the recipe for the drink when milk was scarce in Vietnam in the late 1940s, replacing the dairy product with egg yolk
How to make a cup of Egg Coffee?
The drink is made by hand-whipping egg yolks with honey, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of "egg cream" — egg yolks which are heated and beaten, or whisky. Hot coffee is poured into the beaten eggs, which will form a beautiful and aromatic foam. A teaspoon is provided in order to eat the foam before drinking the coffee at the bottom.
Egg coffee is contained in a small cup. To keep the drink warm, the waiter puts a cup of coffee in a bowl of warm water. After being poured over the cream made from eggs, the coffee at the bottom of the cup acquires a richer taste. In the past, eggs were just hand-beaten, so it took time and the foam of the eggs could not be achieved. Now, after the eggs have been smoothed with the machine, it can be served either hot or iced.
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