Following the article about Vietnam’s coffee culture, as promised, today, we’ll write about a special coffee drink that you can enjoy nowhere in the world but only in Hanoi, Vietnam.
No matter how much colourful words we put into it and describe its distinct taste, you would still need to try it for yourself. But what we can do for now is provide you with some trusted locations that own the authentic flavours of the infamous Hanoian Egg Coffee.
1. Giang Coffee
Being one of the oldest coffee brands in Hanoi, the shop was founded by Mr. Giang, a former bartender at the famous hotel Metropole during the French war. The Egg Coffee recipe was inspired from a Cappuccino drink. The strong taste of coffee, rich taste of the egg yolk, and the sweet taste of condensed milk, all have helped create a soothing flavour for the drink.
The shop has an ancient vibe and cozy ambiance, but the location is a little tricky as the entrance is small and not noticeable.
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Price: 17.000 VND (~80 cents)
2. Dinh Coffee
Dinh Coffee is located upstairs of a two storeys old French villa. To reach the shop, first you have to go through a shop selling bags then an old staircase.
Dinh Coffee’s owner, Ms. Bich, is the daughter of Mr. Giang so the coffee taste still remains as its first form. What is different is the bold taste thanks to the cocoa heated up and whisked with the egg. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the beauty of the nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.
Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Price: 15.000 VND (~70 cents)
3. Pho Co Coffee
This is the latest born among the 3 shops. The taste of Egg Coffee here is also good and distinct but the price is nearly a double than the previous ones. Instead, you can find it interesting to sit inside an old architecture ancient tile rooftop and enjoy the calm view of Hoan Kiem Lake from the balcony.
Address: 11 Hang Gai Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Price: 35.000 VND (~1.5 USD)
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