Vietnam Food Exploration: Egg Coffee aka Ca Phe Trung

I don’t like coffee. I do like eggs. But egg coffee? When I first heard those two words put together I spent some time trying to envisage what it would be.

A poached egg floating in a cup of coffee? A kind of coffee shake?

It’s actually this:

egg coffee

The best way I can describe it is like a coffee syllabub. A frothy custardy coffee-infused foam sitting atop the rest of the cup of coffee.

We had egg coffee at Giang’s which I believe was the originator, though there are other places that make it dotted around Hanoi.

I say we, but I actually had egg chocolate!

egg chocolate

Same as the coffee but using hot chocolate instead – yum!

All I can say is try it – it’s a unique experience.

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