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Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Created in 1946 in Hanoi, in response to the milk shortage at the time, this recipe is as much a dessert as it is a drink. And combines a delicious egg custard with Vietnam's second biggest agricultural export - coffee.

Preparation time 10 mins Serves 4 people


3 tbs Vietnamese ground coffee

2 egg yolks

½ cup sweetened condensed milk


  1. Divide the coffee among two Vietnamese coffee filters. Moisten with a little hot water and stand for 1 minute. Fill the coffee filter ¾ to the top with hot water to extract the coffee.
  2. While the coffee is extracting, place the egg yolks and condensed milk in a bowl. Whisk vigorously until it forms a thick, dense foam. Pour the custard on top of the coffee.


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