Better Than It Sounds: Vietnamese Egg Soda (Soda Sua Hot Ga)

You've heard, perhaps, of raw eggs in cocktails (Ramos gin fizz, eggnog), but in soda?! Yes, and it's better than it sounds.

Soda sữa hột gà, or Vietnamese egg soda, may seem odd, but it's surprisingly refreshing. Made from egg yolk, sweetened condensed milk, and club soda, it tastes like a rich, custardy ice cream soda.

If you're concerned about raw eggs and salmonella contamination, then this won't be the drink for you, but here's a recipe if you want to give it a try. I prefer to use pasture-raised eggs from a farm I trust.

Have you tried Vietnamese egg soda? What did you think?

Vietnamese Egg Soda (Soda Sữa Hột Gà)

Makes 1 drink

2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk, or to taste
1 egg yolk
1 cup club soda
Ice

Place sweetened condensed milk and egg yolk in the bottom of a glass. Fill glass with club soda and stir vigorously until combined.

Pour over ice and serve. Note: The carbonation may curdle the eggs slightly. If you like, you can strain it to remove any solid bits.

Related: 7 Refreshing Asian-Style Beverages

(Images: Emily Ho)

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