While the Vietnamese enjoy Trung Nguyen blends their way, you’re free to drink it according to your preferences, so feel free to experiment with various brewing methods and grinds according to your tastes. For South Africans, the iced coffee variant makes a welcome beverage for our hot summers as our palates already have fond memories associated with condensed milk, making Vietnamese coffee drinks more than suitable for the South African coffee lover.
Or, take the adventurous route and try the Vietnamese alternative to the cappuccino, ca-phe trung – a strong shot of dark coffee with an egg yolk mixed into it. With a dash of condensed milk, this rich, foamy drink is an indulgent addition to a breakfast. Muscovado sugar, as an alternative to condensed milk, complements the drink’s dark flavour tones splendidly, too.