Vietnamese Egg Soda

People in Vietnam love to drink eggs. I tried an “egg coffee”—strong, sweet coffee with a whole egg in it (the whites make an even more voluptuous foam than milk). Soda sua hot ga is another eggy beverage, which on the menu at my local pho shop, Pho Tan Hoa in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, is listed as “Soda with egg york.” Unlike the American egg cream, which contains neither egg nor cream, Vietnamese egg soda is made with eggs AND soda. And condensed milk, which nobody doesn’t love.

Makes 1 drink
1 egg 1 cup club soda
2½ tbsp sweetened condensed milk
+ ice


  1. Crack the egg into a large drinking glass. Puncture the yolk with a fork and beat until mixed, about 30 seconds. Add the club soda—slowly, in case it wants to bubble out—and stir vigorously until the soda is incorporated with the yolk and uniformly pale yellow, another 30 seconds or so.
  2. Mix in the condensed milk (more or less to taste) and stir vigorously to dissolve and to refroth the drink.
  3. Add ice cubes and drink right away!


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