Egg Coffee – Special Drink of Hanoian

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Egg Coffee - Special Drink of Hanoian
Egg Coffee - Special Drink of Hanoian

If you have chance to come to Hanoi, you should try egg coffee once to remember it forever.

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About Egg Coffee

The first cup of egg coffee was made in early 20th century by Nguyen Van Giang. He used to be a bartender at the 5-star Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel under French domination. The great-grandfather Giang had turned the western Cappuccino into ‘egg coffee’ made of familiar ingredients.

Familiar ingredients to make a cup of egg coffee
Familiar ingredients to make a cup of egg coffee

An egg coffee is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.

A cup of coffee is usually a small and short cup, fit to a hand palm. Thus, you can just try an enough amount to taste the deliciousness but still make you have a fond remembrance and desire for more. The cup is served inside a bowl of hot water to retain its temperature. To drink it, people should slowly stir bobbed froth of whipped egg with the coffee below. Sweet and tasty of egg and milk are in harmony with bitterness of coffee and leaves behind the mesmerizing scent.

Best places for Egg Coffee in Hanoi

A cup of egg coffee at Giang Coffee
A cup of egg coffee at Giang Coffee

Hanoi has many coffee shops and coffee streets, but if you want to have a cup of egg coffee, you should go to following places:

  • Giang Coffee: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Cafe Dinh: Number 13, Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Cafe Pho Co: 11 Hang Gai, Hang Trong, Hanoi
  • Holiday Coffee & Drinks: Number 5, Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • Leu Coffee: Number 1A Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Egg coffee has appeared for a long time, but it is still a hot trend of cuisine in Hanoi till now. It is also a beautiful cultural feature of Hanoi.