Egg Coffee (Vietnamese: Cà phê trứng) is a Vietnamese drink traditionally made with egg yolk, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. According to legend, during the post-war period in 1975, fresh milk and condensed milk became scarce goods due to the trade embargo, and fresh milk was in short supply, so people replaced the milk with egg yolk.
The coffee shop in Hanoi is the oldest and most famous coffee shop in Hanoi and is known for offering this drink. Egg coffee has long been one of the representatives of the Vietnamese and even Vietnamese food culture. Egg coffee is made from egg yolk, ground coffee, condensed milk and optional cheese. The son of the café, the founder of the café, shared his son. More than 60 years ago, his father worked as a bartender at the Sofitel Legend Hotel. He once had the opportunity to taste the world's various coffees. He learned the mystery. Later, He decided to leave the hotel. When the milk shortage in Vietnam in the late 1940s, his father developed the formula for this beverage, using egg yolk as a substitute for milk to create a new drink called egg coffee. Later, this drink became a special dish in Hanoi.
Egg coffee has two kinds of hot and cold drinks. Hot drinks will place the cup in a small bowl with hot water to keep the temperature of the coffee. The rich flavor of coffee will be transmitted to the surface of the egg cream, the taste is very dense, sweet, rich, and not too greasy.
It's still very difficult to create a pop coffee that everyone likes, but egg coffee has been very successful. Now when thinking of Hanoi, many people can't help thinking of egg coffee.