Sunday, January 10, 2021

Cà Phê Trứng (Vietnamese Egg Coffee) #EattheWorld


It's hard to believe that we're in 2021.Here we are in January for the first 2021 installment of our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of CulturEatz. Here's her challenge.


 This month, we are sharing Vietnamese recipes.


Years ago, 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 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 Tablespoons ground coffee (I didn't have Vietnamese coffee, so I used a dark roast and a decaf since Jake doesn't do caffeine)
  • 2 cups 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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7 comments:

  1. Reminds me of a drink I've had called a Tom and Jerry. Interesting.

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  2. That sounds and looks like a delightful coffee! Thanks for sharing, very intrigued.

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  3. I haven't tried this with the egg. I'll have to give it a go!

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  4. That looks like a yummy treat! I am going to have to try this version when I'm feeling adventurous!

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  5. Yum, I can see how it would make a most delicious dessert (or breakfast)! Very intriguing.

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  6. That's a delicious coffee. I am sharing this to my friend who loves coffee.

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