Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cà Phê Trứng (Vietnamese Egg Coffee)


Inspired by the recipe that Tara of Tara's Multicultural Table posted for our recent #BrunchWeek event, I ordered a phin* and gave it a go. Her recipe is here. I did ask her if I could use espresso; she said 'yes', but I was intrigued by the phin though my cabinets definitely don't need any more coffee contraptions! There are multiple sizes. I bought the 8-ounce phin.

Cà Phê Trứng 
(Vietnamese Egg Coffee)
inspired by Tara's Multicultural Table's recipe here

Ingredients  makes 2 servings
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • 6 T sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 T ground coffee (I didn't have Vietnamese coffee, so I used a dark roast and a decaf since Jake doesn't do caffeine)
  • 2 C boiling water, divided

Procedure
Topping
In a small mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk until thickened and airy. The mixture should produce ribbons when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.

Coffee
Bring the water to a boil, then pour it into a mixing cup or something that doesn't pour a lot of water at a time. I used my gooseneck kettle* that I use for making pourover coffee.


Place 1-1/2 T of ground coffee in the filter. Gently tamp down with the press, and place over the mug.


Pour in 1 C of the boiling water.


Cover the phin and allow to drip.


Once it's done, discard the grounds, and rinse the filter. Repeat the process for the second mug of coffee.

Top each cup of coffee with the beaten egg yolk-sweetened condensed milk mixture. Serve immediately. I have to admit that I was dubious that the beaten egg would sit on top of the coffee, but it did!


What a fun way to serve coffee! I'm so glad that Tara introduced the process to me. But, it's definitely a dessert for me. Way, way, way too sweet for my morning jolt!

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2 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! I’m not generally a fan of coffee, but apparently I love anything with sweetened condensed milk :)

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration. This was a fun one to make.

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