You are a real fan of coffee? Do you desire to try all types of coffee? Vietnamese Egg Coffee is actually a unique kind of coffee that you cannot miss. Unlike Western normal coffee, Hanoi locals have created a new way to enjoy coffee for decades: mixing eggs into coffee to form a perfect match. Sitting on a small chair on the pavement with a cup of egg coffee become a popular image of Hanoi, the capital and undisputed epicenter of coffee culture in Vietnam.
Mrs Dinh - the owner of Dinh Coffee is using her special egg whipping machine to make Egg Coffee
The best time to enjoy a cup of coffee in Hanoi is right after your breakfast with local foods such as Banh mi, Sticky rice, and Bun thang. As coffee culture remains an adhesive element of Vietnamese culture and society, more and more cafes will have a go at whipping up their own version.
Below are some high-ranked store serving the best coffee in Hanoi
Vietnamese Egg Coffee
Café Giang is known as the original coffee shop serving Vietnamese egg coffee in Hanoi.
Café Giang, an original coffee shop in the land with a thousand years of civilization with its specialty, egg coffee
The owner of Dinh Café is Ms. Bich, the daughter of the original egg coffee extraordinaire, Nguyen Van Giang. With a favorable position, this store is suitable for those who want to enjoy the stunning scenery of Hoan Kiem Lake with a rich cup of egg coffee.
- Opening hours: Every day from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
- In addition to famous egg coffee, the owner of Dinh café created her own rendition which uses cocoa. This is Egg Cocoa with an alluring flavor and decoration.
- The shop is so crowded so you should come earlier to get a good position on the balcony.
Address: 11 Gai Street, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
Average price: 20.000- 55.000 VND
It seems to spend on the ones who are keen on the ancient beauty of the Old Quarter with a spectacular view over old houses here.
Coffee was first introduced to Vietnam in the 19th century by the French colonists. Vietnam increasingly becomes a strong coffee exporter with many plantations in the central highlands.
To tackle the limitations of fresh milk, the French and Vietnamese started to use sweetened condensed milk with a dark roasted coffee. Egg coffee has been invented since the 1940s when a bartender called Nguyen Van Giang in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, Hanoi whisked eggs into his coffee as he couldn't find fresh milk. Fortunately, the result was decadent and delicious, so he decided open Cafe Giang, the original Vietnamese egg coffee king in order to introduce this signature drink.
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With the dramatic emergence of a lot of cafés, egg coffee is today made according to a variety of methods with different tastes.
The main ingredients for an egg coffee recipe:
Vietnamese coffee tends to be very dark and sweet, so this coffee is often enjoyed combining with appetizing side dishes such as Biscuit, Sunflower seeds, and Chiffon Cake.
A small plate filled with sunflower seeds - a perfect match when you drink Egg Coffee with some friends
Egg Coffee served with a piece of biscuit
In addition, you can order some sandwiches and bread to have a nutritious breakfast meal.
Vietnamese egg coffee has been a massive burst in popularity since its initial introduction to consumers, thus, many versions of the original recipe have been altered or replicated in various forms. Egg coffee can be ordered hot or cold and both of them seem to be quite different experiences of paralleled delight.
The cold coffee comes in a cup loaded with ice and tastes more like a dessert. It appears to be similar to ice cream or runny tiramisu.
The hot version of Vietnamese egg coffee is placed in a smaller cup and has a thick, foamy egg-based head. This yellowish heap of jacked-up creamy goodness is perfection.
You can enjoy egg coffee with a spoon to drink the coffee through the egg topping or mix everything together.
Enjoying in the winter at a high sightseeing spot to contemplate the view of Hanoi is the best way to drink Egg Coffee
You can try Vietnamese egg coffee through the egg topping or mix all together
Sitting with a cup of coffee and enjoying the spectacular sightseeing around is really a perfect experience for locals as well as foreign tourists.
If you don’t know how to order and enjoy a cup of egg coffee in Vietnamese, observe locals as they are the best instructors.