Egg Coffee in Vietnam

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

I don’t usually cross-post from my site, but I think the glories of egg coffee should be shared far and wide.

While I’m currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, I’ve been trying to visit other places in Vietnam, such as the beachside towns of Mui Ne and Vung Tau, and of course Hanoi. It was in Hanoi that I tried egg coffee, something that does not exist in the South of Vietnam. Tasting like a Cadbury Creme Egg had a baby with a cup of Joe, it was sweet, rich and absolutely delicious.

Egg Coffee, Photo by Jodi Ettenberg

For those who want to get the recipe for the above deliciousness, hop on over to Legal Nomads. I had to ask quite a few people for the recipe and then tested it in Saigon – well worth the legwork: it’s fabulous.

Bon appetit!

-Jodi

Chicken in a Soda Can

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Another interesting chicken dish from Vietnam: Ga Tan.

Literally meaning “fall-off-the-bone chicken”, they are simmered in a variety of medicinal herbs (a recipe originally from China) and said to be good for your health. I found this one in Hanoi, but they are not always available face down in soda cans. (Though bonus to this woman for her presentation skills!)

Not for the squeamish, but interesting to discover (and quite tasty). Also not your usual chicken soup!

Ga Tan

Ga Tan in Hanoi, Vietnam

For more on Ga Tan, please see Sticky in Hanoi’s post, “coke can birds“.

Scenes from Saigon

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Following some of the Instagramming series we posted on Portugal and London, here are some scenes from Saigon, Vietnam, where I’m currently based for about four months.

Hope you enjoy!

 

Banh Chung, Vietnamese steamed cakes for Lunar New Year

Banh Chung, Vietnamese steamed cakes for Lunar New Year

Bun bo Hue soup

Bun bo Hue soup

Sunset over Saigon

Sunset over Saigon

A less intense sunset over Saigon

A less intense sunset over Saigon

Bun rieu soup

Bun rieu soup

My colorful alleyway in District 1

My colorful alleyway in District 1

The "Turtle Pond" in District 1

The “Turtle Pond” in District 1

Goi cuon, salad rolls with shrimp

Goi cuon, salad rolls with shrimp

For more photography of Saigon and other parts of HCMC, see my full 40+ photo post on Legal Nomads.

-Jodi

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