Want to have a cup of coffee as in Vietnam? Enjoy the strength of the coffee, its aroma and of course its special texture, all combined with a dash of sweetness make a wonderful drink. So let's start!
What you need is a special pot - kettle where you could brew your coffee.
That pot is made of aluminium or steel and composes of several parts. The first part looks like a bowl where you put grounded coffee.
The second part is a small lid that goes inside that pot and presses grounded coffee.
The third part is a small cup pot with a lot of needle-size holes through which boiled water with coffee sips down. That is the element you put on your cup or glass to let the coffee drip. The last element is a lid that covers the upper part of the brewing boil. It prevents from evaporating flavors and steam from your drink.
So, how to make a Vietnamese Coffee? Take your favorite cup. Buy a Vietnamese coffee - believe me - it is really important to have an original Vietnamese coffee, the one that is oily, strong and has that special chocolate flavor. To all of that you will need a sweetened evaporated milk. Doesn't matter you use sugar for your regular coffee or not, for the first time, you should prepare it with milk. It can be a nut milk, a soy milk or any other - as a rice, almond, wheat or coconut milk. But, yes try it with the one that is sweetened. The strength of the coffee, the aroma of it and of course its special texture, all combined with a dash of sweetness make it a wonderful drink. Try it just once, if you do not like it, replace it with an unsweetened version of milk or just drink a plain one. That's good too.
Make your own Vietnamese Coffee:
(one serving - hot Vietnamese coffee)
During hot summer days an iced Vietnamese coffee gives more pleasure, so follow these steps to make it at yours: