Egg tea is a traditional Chinese dish. The dish is made from two main ingredients: tea and a little egg that is both nutritious and cool. Currently, this dish has been introduced to Vietnam, especially in Chinese quarters, and has become a snack in Saigon.

The tea has a dark brown or black color, when sipping, it has the sweet taste of alum sugar and the greasy taste of eggs. When it comes to eggs, many people will be concerned about its fishy smell. But in this dish, the taste of tea overpowers the fishy smell perfectly. Finally, in the tea, only smooth water with the taste of chicken eggs remained.

Cool off on a summer day with a strange and famous egg tea dish in Saigon - Photo 1.

Egg custard – a snack in Saigon that attracts many diners. Photo:

How to cook Chinese tea meticulously to be like that? Chinese tea is cooked from chicken eggs and star anise, cinnamon bark, tea, sugar… The tea is cooked from the finest, rich and long-soaked water. Usually the Chinese will use red tea or oolong tea to cook this dish. Selection of raw materials for making tea is the first important step to determine the quality and taste.

Some types of egg tea attract visitors to discover snacks in Saigon 

Chicken egg tea –  a snack in Saigon  that is loved by many tourists

This type of tea is the most popular and many people love when the hot summer comes. Chicken eggs are a very popular food with high nutritional value. Eggs stewed in tea for a long time have a mild bitter taste, soft fat. When enjoying, it will bring a pleasant feeling of coolness. It is known that this is a tea that takes a lot of time to prepare.

Enjoy  snacks in Saigon with chicken egg red tea

This is a very famous and easy to prepare Chinese dish. Not only strange about the name, shape, when eaten, it also has a characteristic aroma. When eating, you will feel the slight bitterness at the tip of the tongue, the greasy, soft taste of the egg is very strange. 

Quail egg tea –  a snack in Saigon 

Referring to quail eggs, many people understand their benefits to human health. The processing method is not too complicated There are many different dishes made from quail eggs and tea such as: longan quail eggs, quail egg tubers… The tea dishes prepared with quail eggs all have a sweet, nutty, greasy taste. of eggs. This dish is suitable when eaten on an empty stomach. It is also a nutritious food, has the effect of kidney tonic and sedative, anti-depressant.

Try  a snack in Saigon with the summer of quail eggs with green beans

A type of tea that is also easy to prepare is green bean quail eggs, which are very nutritious for the body. With the strong taste of green tea, the fleshy taste of green beans and the fat of eggs. The dish has attracted many diners making them unable to forget the taste. When enjoying tea, the egg yolk is easily broken, falling in the tea water. Maybe this makes visitors not like. Therefore, diners can enjoy by drinking tea first and eating eggs last.

Cool off on a summer day with a strange and famous egg tea dish in Saigon - Photo 2.

Enjoy Saigon snacks. Photo: amthucsaithanh.

The address to enjoy snacks in Saigon

Ha Ky Tea – Chau Van Liem Street (District 5)

The shop starts selling from 14 pm to 23 pm, attracting enough customers. The most special dish in Ha Ky is tea chicken eggs. Cooked with eggs, egg tea is the most delicious and unique kind of tea broth. Not only does it have a sweet taste, but it also has the acrid, aromatic, cool taste of ice. The price here is from 15,000 to 35,000 VND.

Thanh Tam Tea – Bui Huu Nghia Street (District 5)

Thanh Tam Tea is a famous Chinese restaurant in the list  of snacks in Saigon . The famous dishes at the shop are almond tofu soup, Cao Quy Linh and cold chicken seeds. Processed ingredients are always safe and neatly stacked. The guests who stopped by to look at it were extremely satisfied. Tea is suitable for eating in hot weather. The price ranges from 18,000 to 44,000 VND.

Cooling off on a summer day with a strange and famous egg tea dish in Saigon - Photo 3.

Enjoying egg tea is an experience not to be missed when exploring Saigon. Photo: dulichsaigon.

Tuong Phong Tea – An Diem Street (District 5)

This is also one of the famous tea shops in Saigon with bold Chinese character. Here, the famous tea dish is black sesame with a thick, black powder, cooked from pureed black sesame. When eating, diners will feel the sweetness, fat, and shrimp of the tea. Only when enjoying it did I realize why so many people are addicted to these dishes.



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