Vetnamese Egg Coffee

  • Half a cup of strongly brewed coffee
  • One egg yolk
  • A tablespoon of condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1.5 teaspoons of honey


  1. Have your freshly brewed coffee at the ready.
  2. Combine honey, vanilla extract and the egg yolk in a tall glass.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of boiling water into the glass while beating slowly with a thin whisk. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes smooth and foam-like.
  4. Pour condensed milk into the center of the foamy mixture.
  5. Then pour the brewed coffee into the center of the milk.
  6. This should produce a three-layered glass: the “custard” of honey, vanilla, and egg in the bottom; coffee in the middle; and foam at the top.
  7. Drink with a straw.