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

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

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“.

Possibly the best chicken rice stand ever?

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

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

During my travels through Southeast Asia, it’s always fun to see the way vendors serve their foods. From artful mounds of fruit to piles of shrimp, lined up meticulously in a glass case to add to soup to many other edible treats, there is no shortage of eye candy.

But I’ve never seen a rice and chicken vendor like this one from Dalat, Vietnam. A 7-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat is in the southern part of Vietnam’s central highlands and is known as the city of eternal spring because of its mild (but not scorching) climate.
Presentation here cannot be beat! Steamed chicken, sausage and quail eggs, as well as sticky rice.
chicken rice in dalat

Chicken and rice never looked so fun! Dalat, Vietnam

(Thanks to James for the photo)

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