I was craving some banh cuon the other day (Vietnamese rice sheets), so Dean and I headed over to Little Saigon to eat at Banh Cuon Tay Ho in Westminster. They are famous for their banh cuon, which is always fresh and perfectly thin and chewy. To accompany my plate of banh cuon that night, I decided to order an egg soda.
I had never had an egg soda before and was intrigued by the name and description: egg yolk, condensed milk, and soda. To my surprise, it turned out the drink was literally made up of just an egg yolk, condensed milk, and club soda! I was pleasantly surprised by the sweet, creamy taste. The egg yolk added just that perfect hint of egg-y flavor and a creamy yellow color to the drink.
I’m not too sure about the science behind this, but apparently the carbonation in the club soda somehow “cooks” the egg yolk, and creates a foamy, fizzy concoction that tastes pretty darn delicious.
After I came home, I immediately ran to the grocery store to buy some club soda and condensed milk to recreate this easy drink!
Soda Sua Hot Ga
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. condensed milk
1 cup club soda
1. Place the egg yolk in a tall glass.
2. Spoon 2 Tbsp of condensed milk into the glass (or more, if desired!).
3. Pour in 1 cup of club soda, stirring vigorously with a chopstick to break up the yolk.
4. After the egg yolk and condensed milk have been blended thoroughly, pour mixture over ice cubes and serve immediately.
5. Stick in a stripey straw and enjoy!