- What is Vietnamese Egg Coffee?
Hanoi locals have created a new way to enjoy coffee for decades: mixing eggs into coffee to form a perfect match.
Coffee with sugar, sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks go together. It might sound weird and hard to imagine. But how strange, the taste is surprisingly great.
The egg yolks are creamy soft, meringue-like perching on the dense Vietnamese signature coffee. Somehow it just works and comes with the taste of pleasure!
2. A deep-rooted history of egg coffee Hanoi
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 to open Cafe Giang, the original Vietnamese egg coffee king in order to introduce this signature drink. And it became one of the most famous coffee in Hanoi since then!
Year by year, sitting on a tiny plastic chair on the pavement or narrow shop, sipping and chilling with a cup of egg coffee becomes an image of Hanoi and Vietnam coffee culture. A thing that you definitely have to try!
- Where to drink egg coffee in hanoi
Below are some high-ranked store serving the best “egg-cellent” egg coffee in Hanoi
39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Open: 7:30AM- 10 PM
Address: 45 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000
Open ⋅ Closes 11PM
Address: 13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Open ⋅ Closes 9:30PM