Wednesday, 22 January 2014

                                                             Vietnamese Coffee

Growing up in Assam means being surrounded by tea lovers literally everywhere. As I have mentioned, we are very serious about our cup of tea, this also means that we identify ourselves with it and solemnly swear by it everyday.Coffee is just a wrong word in an Assamese household. It's the hush word!!! Hence, I never had a fancy opinion on coffee in the fear of being considered as danger to the state.

My first taste of Vietnamese coffee was in a tiny Vietnamese coffee shop in London. Almost instantly, I fell in love with it. It was the best coffee that I have ever had, very rich with a very subtle chocolatey taste.I was also taken back by the unique way the Vietnamese enjoy their coffee. In order to get the best taste of the dark roasted coffee they have it with sweetened condensed milk.It is creamy,yet it gives you that strong punch that you expect from a cup of coffee.That coffee shop in London got closed and my search for that perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee continued, until last Christmas when I received a parcel from a very dear Vietnamese friend of mine. It was the best Christmas gift that I have ever received. Here's the list of ingredients for the coffee

Preparation time 5-10 mins
Serves 2


  • 2-3 teaspoon Vietnamese ground coffee 
  • 2-3 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups boiling water
In order to filter the coffee you will need a Vietnamese phin or any other normal coffee plunger. Place the coffee into the coffee plunger pour the hot water.Cover and  let it brew for couple of minutes. Take two cups and spoon in the condensed milk.You can add more or less condensed milk as per the sweetness required. Pour the brewed coffee, stir and enjoy the most amazing coffee.

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