Vietnamese Iced coffee
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Traveling along the country of Vietnam, each region, each climate will have its own unique blend Vietnamese Iced coffee.
Egg coffee: Hanoi and surrounding areas will love to drink hot coffee, light coffee flavor, and a unique drink that captivates many people: egg coffee. Egg coffee is the perfect combination of pure coffee and whites, yolks, condensed milk and honey. The aroma of chicken eggs awakens the senses, mixed with milky cream tones and heady coffee flavours. This drink must be served hot, so Hanoi is the best place to try as they are the experts at making this particular type of Vietnamese coffee.
Drip coffee: from the Central to the South of Vietnam, people like this way of making it, anyone can do it. Not only do you enjoy delicious clean coffee while traveling, but you can also take home to prepare. A Stainless steel coffee filter is the best method. Put the coffee powder inside the filter, gently pour boiling water, close the lid, and wait patiently for each drop of dripping coffee to seep through. By mixing a fresh batch each day, you will create your own personalised recipe for the ratio of coffee, water and sugar that you like.
Coffee filtered by fabric net: this is a traditional coffee preparation and unique in Saigon, not readily known as it is quite an ancient method. Powdered coffee is put into a fabric net, then boiled for about 30 minutes. The coffee is made in a brown crock pot. For me, this is my favorite type of coffee.
Coffee with coconut milk: Indeed this preparation has been used for many years, recently it has become a very trendy drink for tourists. Coconut milk is squeezed from coconut flesh, then condensed milk and hot coffee or served with ice.
Note: This drink is delicious, and very fatty from the coconut, but beware it can also easy give you mild diarrhea if it is mixed in the wrong way.
In addition, there are many other ways of processing coffee, such as coffee with durian (a fruit that smells terrible to Western customers), coffee mixed with wine like a cocktail, and lemon coffee imported from Portugal.
Vietnamese people have many places to enjoy delicious coffee. They have familiar shops near their residence or workplace, familiar flavors and a great atmosphere of close friends chatting.
As a foreign tourist, should choose the brand and space as:
In these places you can not only buy Vietnamese Iced coffee on the spot to drink, but you can also buy beans or coffee powder as a cheap and meaningful souvenir for friends. The shops listed above sell coffee powder with excellent quality and reasonable price, better than in Ben Thanh market.
I hope you have learnt some interesting things about Vietnamese iced coffee in this article and that we have helped you find a refreshing drink. If you are not a coffee drinker or drink very little coffee, you should give it a go just to see how enjoyable Vietnamese fresh coffee can be. Drink coffee in the morning and at noon. Avoid drinking coffee while you are hungry, you will feel drunk and have a headache. Limit coffee after 5pm or you’ll prepare for a night without sleep.
Tip: Find a coffee shop with an upstairs, choose a place near a roundabout or shopping or museum area to watch the unique traffic flow in Vietnam and watch life go by.
One more thing, Vietnamese Iced coffee also needs to accompany a typical food of Vietnam, especially Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). Do you know what that is? “Banh-mi”(OMG – You haven’t tried it?? It’s de-li-cous!!) Vietnamese baguette. Sagomeko will cover this in the future articles. Remember to follow us!
Let’s have a cup of iced coffee with condensed milk – Saigon caphe sua da!