Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Café Trung)

One of the things that we enjoyed during our visit to Hanoi in Vietnam was egg coffee. We had heard and read about it prior to our trip and it was highly recommended that we gave it a try. It can be found on the menus of almost every café and we enjoyed it at a coffee shop just outside of the St. Joseph’s Cathedral. We also had it during our cooking class and we got the recipe from the class instructor. We also received some really good Vietnamese coffee as a gift before we left Vietnam, but obviously it can be made with any good coffee. Some people might find it a little sweet, but that also depends on the strength of the coffee that you make it with. This was our first attempt to make it at home and we were really pleased with how it turned out.

Egg Coffee at the Café in Hanoi

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups Vietnamese or Robust Coffee
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 4 tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • Chocolate Shavings
Making Egg Coffee in the Cooking Class in Hanoi

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the coffee per the directions on the package. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and place them in a bowl. Vigorously whisk the eggs until they thicken. Add the condensed milk and honey and continue to whisk vigorously until the egg mixture reaches the consistency of a custard (using an electric blender will help with this). Pour the coffee into individual cups. Using a spoon, gently poor the custard over the top of the coffee. Sprinkle with the chocolate shavings and enjoy.

Egg Custard
Vietnamese Coffee (Our Gift)
Egg Coffee at Home

One Reply to “Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Café Trung)”

  • Looks amazing for coffee drinkers! We do something similar with tea, minus the eggs, and call it “Island Tea”. The first time I had it was in Seychelles. Cheers!

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