28 Apr Vietnamese coffee guide
If you’re traveling to Vietnam, it’s only fair to have at least a sip of their “black fuel”. Believe me, Vietnamese coffee is amazing! And if you’re not sure to trust what I am saying (well, writing ?), trust the locals. You’ll see a lot of locals sitting on small plastic chairs, chatting and sipping the world’s best coffee ☕️
By the way, Vietnam is the second largest producing and exporting country in terms of coffee (right after Brazil).
These are different coffee types Vietnam is famous for:
Definitely my favorite one! Its creaminess reminds me of my childhood when we were whisking egg yolks with sugar with my grandma. It was not for Vietnamese coffee, but for a cake, but still ?
So what do bartenders do, when you order egg coffee? The whisk egg yolks and condensed milk together into a smooth, creamy foam. Once the mixture is ready, they pour it over a strong, black Vietnamese coffee base. Voila!
This type supposedly dates back to 1946, when fresh milk was not always available. Instead, the bartenders used egg yolk to achieve creaminess.
Both versions come in a hot or iced variant. For my taste, dripping coffee with condensed milk is way too sweet when hot, so I prefer it in iced version ?
This is the only version I haven’t really tasted, but it was recommended to me by my friend.
I was looking for it, but whenever I found cafes that served it, it just wasn’t the right time for a coffee (either I was in a hurry or it was already very late in the evening). In the end, I ended up with a missing tick on my coffee tasting list. A fair excuse to go back, don’t you think? ?
Even if I haven’t tasted it, I can tell what it’s prepared of. Plain yogurt and condensed milk are mixed in a blender. When smooth, the mixture is poured over crushed ice. In the end, black drip coffee is poured over the iced mixture.
If you’re like me and love coconut, you’ll also love this one. It’s creamy and it doesn’t really taste like a coffee. The full taste of coconut gives you an instant reminder, that you’re in a tropical land.
How it’s prepared? Coconut milk and condensed milk are blended until smooth and poured over a black coffee base.
Avocado coffee might sound too healthy driven for you, but in reality, it’s not ? They prepare an avocado smoothie first and then add… wait for it… chocolate ice cream! Yes, this iced version comes with a real ice cream ? You top this mixture off with an espresso shot.
I would love to hear, which one sounds the best to you or if you have tasted any already! Let me know ?
Thank you so much for reading!