The French introduced coffee to Vietnam in the 19th century, and it has become an essential morning ritual of many Vietnamese. Since then, you can find a coffee shop at every street corner in Saigon. Early in the morning, men would fill up the coffee shops to get their morning fix before heading to work. Some read their newspaper while other people enjoy coffee over a game of Chinese chess. Today, coffee shops have become more modern, where young people can hang out and listen to the latest musicians. Unlike my husband and mom, who are addicted to coffee, I like to drink mine on the weekend. My favorite brand of coffe is Café Du Monde. Using a metal filter, the coffee is extracted with hot water, slowly dripping until the last drop. The sweetness of the condensed milk when mixed with the black coffee creates an unbelievable flavor. I slowly sip it, savoring every drop. If you are coffee lover, you will fall in love with Vietnamese coffee.
Ingredients2 tbsps of coffee (Café Du Monde) 2 tbsps of condensed milk (Parrot) ½ cup of hot water ½ cup of ice
Pour the condensed milk in a cup. Remove the filter’s top screen and fill with coffee. Put the screen back on and turn until you feel a bit of resistance. Pour the hot water into the filter and put the lid over the top.