The Vietnamese absolutely ADORE their coffee, whether it’s cooly iced or piping hot, the capital of Hanoi is the center of Vietnam’s cafe culture. Within a single street you’ll easily find 3 or 4 cafes with locals sipping on rich, Vietnamese coffee in the morning, afternoon, and evening! Now as we know each country has their speciality…and the Vietnamese have their own…Coconut Iced Coffee! Yummy!
Now apparently it’s pretty strong stuff and it’ll keep your heart racing for a good amount of time! The most popular type of Vietnamese coffee is called “Ca Phe Da” (cah-fay soh-dah) which is an iced coffee with a thick layer of sweetened condensed milk at the bottom, waiting for you to give it a good stir whilst you sit back and observe the thousands of motorbikes that zoom past you.
The recipe for Ca Phe da is so easy as well as damn right delicious! Slowly drip your grounded Chino coffee in to a cup filled with condensed milk and coconut milk. Once you have a done this give it a good mix all together and begin to sip. You’ll never look at a cup of black coffee the same way again and I can guarantee you’ll even consider not drinking plain black again!
For The Recipe
- 2 table spoons of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 table spoons of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of Chino ground coffee
- 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of hot water
- enough ice to fill the cup half way
- Pour the condensed milk into a small the glass
- Pour the coconut milk in to the glass
- Start up your filter coffee machine
- Place filter on top of the glass
- Pour the hot water in to top of filter
- Allow the hot water to filter through
- Remove the filter
- Scoop the ice into the glass
- Stir with a spoon before drinking