This recipe combines two delicacies brought to Vietnam by Europeans; Flan and Coffee. Believe it or not, the region of Vietnam was not the coffee producing powerhouse it is today. The French introduced coffee to Vietnam sometime in the 1850s…and its now something synonymous with the flavors of Vietnam.
Can you believe coffee wasn’t always a “thing” in Vietnam? Its hard to fathom life without Vietnamese Iced Coffee (cafe sua da) but without the French occupation this cultural mainstay may not have materialized. If you’ve never had Vietnamese Coffee you’re missing out on a rich, creamy and sweet experience. I’ve always wanted to make a dish that celebrated the marriage of Vietnamese and European Cuisine in dessert form; and what better way than a Vietnamese Coffee infused Flan.
I use either King or Trung Nguyen brand instant coffee because they both have a rich, wonderful flavor – you can usually find either at a Vietnamese Market, but if you can’t just click on the link and you can order them from Amazon. This is one of the quickest and easiest desserts you can make in the Instant Pot!