Comparing to other provinces in the North, Hanoi food seem to be more fresh and diversified. Among many delicious food, one of the most must-try food for all visitors when travelling to Hanoi is Egg Coffee. Frankly speaking, Egg Coffee is the remarkable symbol of Hanoi’s coffee.
When thinking about Hanoi, what is the most important thing that you never want to miss? Hanoi has many interesting things which I am sure that visitors cannot pick up the pool of so many. However, if you are a truly gourmet, so definitely food will become your first choice.
Comparing to other provinces in the North, Hanoi food seem to be more fresh and diversified. Among many delicious food, one of the most must-try food for all visitors when travelling to Hanoi is Egg Coffee in Hanoi street food tour. Frankly speaking, Egg Coffee is the remarkable symbol of Hanoi’s coffee.
Egg Coffee is a drink which was invented by Nguyen Van Dao while he was working as a bartender at Sofitel ‘Legend Metropole hotel. Because of the scarcity of milk at this time, Nguyen Van Dao decided to whisk eggs into coffee, substituted for milk. Since the 1950s, this famous drink has been a staple for Hanoi people and Giang Coffee is the first place introducing Egg Coffee to customers.
There is no denial that Egg Coffee is the favorite drink of Hanoi people. Wanna savoring an Egg Coffee cup? All you need to prepare is some traditional and simple ingredients such as egg yolks, sugar (or condensed milk), coffee powder. You can add a little cheese to make this drink become greasy. Foreign visitors are often curious about how to make this delicious drink? Actually, a simple receipt as I write as down below can help you try making this drink:
- The first step is pouring sugar into egg yolks, then beating it. After that, you heat this mixture to make egg cream.
- The second step is extracting coffee, about a half of cup, then pouring egg cream which is prepared into this cup.
- The last step is listening to music, reading books and enjoying your tasty drink.
One small attention to all of you, to make this delicious and full of nutrition drink, you only need to spend 20 minutes. Another small attention is that Egg Coffee can drink in both versions, hot and cold. In hot version, you will be served a cup which is put into a small dish of hot water in order to maintain the temprature of the coffee. A small spoon is necessary to use because the frothy seems too thick to drink and most Hanoi people is used to utilizing a spoon to stir their coffee cups. Otherwise, in cold option, ice will be put into your cup. Egg Coffee is a drink that suitable to enjoy in all seasons. It is a miracle drink which is mixed between the bitter flavour of coffee and the sweet with a little greasy flavour of egg cream.
Although Egg Coffee appears in every coffee store’s menu around Hanoi, nevertheless, if visitors want to enjoy the best Egg Coffee, Giang Coffee is a place that you must not miss which is located at 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. The price of one Egg Coffee cup is from 40.000VND to 45.000VND, about from 2 dollars to 3 dollars per cup.
Book Hanoi street food tour, Sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying an Egg Coffee cup a little bits and pieces is an experience that I am sure you never want to put it out from your bucket list when you go to visit Hanoi. People said: “A picture worths a thousand words”, let’s go to visit our capital and savor the best coffee of us, you will not regret.