• Where to taste the best egg coffee in Hanoi?
  • Where to taste the best egg coffee in Hanoi?

  • on Jul 31, 2020       By: BN
  • The original Hanoians, especially those residing in the old quarter, have a habit of keeping many of the things of the past, taking them as a family treasure, inseparable from their identity. You will be able to grasp a little of this tradition simply by browsing the old cafes of the capital, one of the most famous of which is Café Giang. This is a place where coffee and passion are truly combined.

    Go to the end of a very small alley where the members of the family prepare, in a sober bistro, a favourite beverage of locals and travellers. With the names Lam, Nang, Nhan, Di and Nhi, Café Giang is an exceptional place where one comes to savour coffee, but also the typical atmosphere of the old quarter of Hanoi.

    best egg coffee in hanoi entrance

    The Giang bistro is nevertheless distinguished from the rest by a very particular flavour that a barman of the Hotel Métrople (Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi) invented in 1946. The corner bears the name of the founder, Nguyen Van Giang who left to his descendants an incomparable heritage, an intriguing drink that has been talked about for more than 70 years in Vietnam and also outside the country.

    A legend born by chance

    “Due to the lack of milk to make a cappuccino, my father thought of the eggs to replace it. This accidental invention was warmly applauded by Western and Vietnamese guests. He decided to quit his job to set up a bistro of his own,” confided Nguyen Van Dao, his heir. At the foot of the stairs, he himself took notes of the day's coffee.

    On two floors of an old house that smacks of nostalgia, you will find yourself surrounded by furniture that has hardly changed for three-quarters of a century, such as paintings, clocks, fans…

    best egg coffee in hanoi inside

    A mythical corner for fans of creamy coffee in adorable yellow, Café Giang is popular with travellers from all over for the decor and atmosphere of Hanoi of yesteryear, its friendliness and its affordable cost. Apart from the faithful, curious people of different nationalities coming in large numbers, particularly between the months of November and March, he added.

    best egg coffee in hanoi the chocolate

    Many travellers adore the coffee with egg and cocoa

    Unchanged over more than 70 years, egg coffee is traditionally made from egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk, coffee of course and other little secrets, he said. Everything is beaten well before being drizzled with the boiled coffee. The magic is seen with the smooth cream that awakens all the taste buds and pupils. To keep the flavour and smell of the coffee, put it in another cup of hot water. Start by tasting a spoonful of exquisite cream and then the hot coffee that smells delicious. A pure delight.

    best egg coffee in hanoi preparation

    Creamy, sweet, bitter, Hanoi egg coffee invites you on an irresistible taste adventure

    Coming from the province of Lam Dong, kingdom of coffee in Vietnam, coffee at Giang is roasted on the first 3 days of the week to welcome the faithful and the new. Before, we beat the eggs manually and it really takes time. Therefore, only hot egg coffee is served at the start. With the egg beater now available, the bistro delights gourmets with other equally appetizing versions, iced egg coffee, egg coffee and cocoa, egg coffee and matcha…

    Original and mouth-watering, Hanoi egg coffee was honoured by Buzzfeed as the top 17 coffees to try on a world tour. The capital's iconic drink is also among the top 10 authentic experiences in Vietnam. Popular and affordable, this taste marvel can be tasted in Hanoi for only 30,000 VND.

    Where to taste the best egg coffee in Hanoi?

    Café Giang, 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Old Quarter.

    Café Dinh, 13 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, run by a daughter of inventor Giang.

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