The resulting concoction is an unusual but addictive treat that’s perfect on steamy Hanoi morning. 🙂 Fingers crossed! The first time we have tried the traditional Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Cafe Giang in Hanoi, and we immediately fell in love with it. Coming Hanoi but you don’t take a sip of egg coffee in Hanoi, which is really a pity! The original egg coffee This is down one of the many alleyways in Hanoi You go through a luggage shop, up stairs into what looks like a building site and into a one room cafe This is where the egg coffee was invented, allegedly because there was lack of condensed milk. This is the menu that’s available on every table (either stuck on the table itself or on the wall) with English description on the right column for easy ordering. Address: No. After recognizing that it has been a unique concoction, he stopped working here and opened his own shop. Egg Coffee In Hanoi was born at the end of the 1940s when condensed milk was not as abundant as today. Café Lam is renowned as one of the oldest café shops in Hanoi, Lam Café delivers the scrumptious cups of egg coffee. Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Just a little bit more further in and you should see the counter/kitchen and a staircase. It wasn’t very eggy and in fact, we could still taste the aroma of coffee in it. Pour your coffee in a cup and top with the mixture. Ca phe trúng or egg coffee is a Hanoi specialty. All Rights Reserved. Opening hours: 7.00am to 10.00pm daily This was a sweet coffee with a creamy topping. Go up the stairs where there’s better ventilated seating space. Head to Hanoi to enjoy a cup of ‘legendary’ Vietnamese egg coffee. //]]> In detail, what happens if you have to make a coffee fix but have no milk? I took this picture when I was inside the narrow, dark lane. Giang Café was founded by My Father ,Mr. Nguyen Giang in 1946, when he was working as a bartender for the famous five-star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. For café-lovers, if they haven’t tried Vietnamese egg coffee (ca phe trung), I think they will be surprised by its special taste of Café trung. The History Of Egg Coffee. I would say it’s one of Hanoi… Address: No. Other Hanoi cafes to get an egg coffee: Dinh Cafe. Created by his father Nguyen Giang in the 1940s when fresh milk was scarce, Tri Hoa Nguyen makes egg coffee the original way by brewing cups of strong coffee and then adding a sweet topping of whisked chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cheese. 37 Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Walking along Hang Trong Street, you cannot see any sign of a coffee shop, but when walking upstairs to a coffee shop that suddenly opens up to have the majestic view over Sword Lake. Having egg coffee at Giang Café is really an experience in the original egg coffee in Hanoi and Vietnam in general. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, condensed milk and just one teaspoon of the brewed coffee until you get a really thick fluffy mixture. Tel: +84 98 989 22 98 A Hanoi invention, egg coffee first made the scene in the 1940s, when milk was scarce and egg yolks provided a convenient replacement. 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To Str, Hoan Kiem district However, everything has changed right after they try the special coffee. Apparently, this egg coffee was made by mixing a blend of chicken egg yolk, condensed milk, butter and cheese with freshly brewed Vietnamese coffee. Having egg coffee at Giang Cafe is an experience in itself. Giang Café has been developed by the son of Nguyen Van Giang, and Giang Café now is the oldest egg café shop in Vietnam. By the way, there’s also free wifi here (password is provided next to the table). Density plays a vital role in the success of Vietnamese egg coffee, the secret lies in your whisk. There was a constant flow of tourists on street food tours. Hanoi egg coffee: the old town between the city. (function(){window.pagespeed=window.pagespeed||{};var b=window.pagespeed;function c(){}c.prototype.a=function(){var a=document.getElementsByTagName("pagespeed_iframe");if(0