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Vietnamese Egg Coffee... Yes, You Read that Right
I read a new cafe in Yokohama serving Vietnamese-style egg coffee. Now, in general, I'm a huge fan of coffee. But adding an egg into the equation made my nose curl in disgust. But, partially due to morbid curiosity and partially due to being in the area and randomly spotting it as I crossed the street, I figured I'd give it a go. The outside was cute, with the cafe's name in big letters and a preview of their offerings in a glass case. They have all kinds of egg drink offerings, from coffee to cocoa to tea, and you choose either a hot or cold option. Looking at the pictures, it seemed as though they used an egg cream or foam, rather than just cracking a raw egg into your coffee, like I had originally pictured. I went with the cinnamon egg coffee. I guess it takes a while to prepare because I was given a number and told to find a seat and wait. It was more crowded than I expected, so I had to go to the second floor and sit on these bizarrely tiny seats. My coffee came, and the worker asked me if I had ever tried egg coffee before. When I replied no, she told me that I should stir and drink, to mix everything together. I liked that the coffee came in a cup of hot water, so my drink wouldn't get cold if I didn't drink it fast enough. I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor. The egg they were referring to was actually an egg custard, so it was very sweet. The cinnamon added on top gave it an extra dimension and depth. I can see why the worker recommended mixing everything together because if you sipped normally, you'd only get custard or coffee, but the combination of the two is spectacular. For the skeptics out there, I recommend trying it out if you're ever in the area. You'll be pleasantly surprised.