Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was imported in the 18th century by French colonists but it is now a unique Vietnamese experience and a national drink.
 
Starting your day with a satisfying cup of coffee is a local habit in Vietnam. In every corner of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and around Vietnam you will find a coffee shop to enjoy your favorite drink.
 
You will be surprised by the powerful taste of the coarsely ground coffee beans, strong and full of flavors.

You can simply drink the coffee dark or try one of the many variations:
 
  • Coffee with condensed milk (cà phê sữa) is the most popular in Vietnam and always accompanied by a glass of hot or cold tea. It can be hot (cà phê sữa nóng): the coffee is served with a layer of condensed milk at the bottom of a glass, with a single-cup filter sitting on top, you will have to wait five minutes until the coffee is brewed before savoring the sweetness of the condensed milk; Or cold (cà phê sữa đá), the same mixture but served with ice is very refreshing.

 
  • Egg coffee (cà phê trứng): when milk was unavailable, egg yolks provided a convenient replacement. Egg yolk and condensed milk are whipped. The creamy foam is then added to the hot dark coffee.


  • Yoghurt coffee (Sữa chua cà phê): as the name says, it is a combination of yoghurt, ice and coffee, an amazing refreshing blend to beat the summer heat.
 


Sources: Lonely Planet, Instructables & BBC Good Food

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