June 6, 2014

I’m not much of a coffee person but Vietnamese coffee is more a dessert than coffee. During the months I worked in Cambodia I treated myself to one almost every day. I found this tiny coffee house for locals in a little side street. Every day when I entered the street the coffee lady would laugh and already start to prepare my coffee. After months she still couldn’t believe that I, a ‘barang’ [white person] would come to practice the newest Khmer words I had learned.

In the end I was really good at saying ‘Susedai, mui coffee som. Dag da go tick tick!’. Literally that would mean ‘Hello, one coffee please. Water from the cow little little’ – sounds a bit basic, but that is actually how you say it. Water from the cow is obviously milk – but then they only have condensed milk – and that’s made out of vegetable oils – so not so much milk after all. And then I would get a plastic bag with crushed ice, coffee and a straw, all tied together with a rubber band – just great – and a little weird.

Damn I miss my PhnomPenh coffee lady, the buzzing markets and the Khmer food! For more impressions of Cambodia klick here…fox_cambodia

The recipe makes granita for only one person. So upgrade for a bigger party!


  • 100ml vietnamese coffee
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua 

fox_coffee_granita_ brew a vietnamese coffee [let drip coffee right onto the condensed milk]fox_coffee_granita

_ stir in Kahlua fox_coffee_granita

_ let cool to room temperaturefox_coffee_granita

_ freeze for a minimum of two hours

_ crush with a fork

_ drizzle with condensed milk and serve immediately


Enjoy your vietnamese coffee bliss!fox_coffee_granita

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  1. Sabine says:

    … super und nix blieb übrig!

  2. anita says:

    Nein, alles alleine aufgegessen! Nicht mal der Max hat was bekommen :)

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