We fell in love with Vietnamese egg coffee on our second day in Hanoi. Watch our video to find out why egg coffee Hanoi style is our new guilty pleasure. We also share our pick for the best egg coffee in Hanoi.
We never even heard of Vietnamese egg coffee before our trip to Hanoi, and we would have walked right by Café Giang if not for the advice of Philly friend Marie Buendia Woytowich of gooddayphoto and the intrepid Mai Nguyen from Hanoi food blog Tho Loves Food.
They both told us to try egg coffee, also known as orcà phê trứng, at the popular hidden Hanoi café near our Old Quarter hotel. Thanks to their sage advice, our lives (or at least our taste buds) are forever changed.
They’re not alone in their egg coffee love. Tasha from Backpackers Wanderlust agrees that egg coffee in Hanoi is the bomb. All of this enthusiasm intrigued us.
To the uninitiated, egg coffee, Hanoi style, sounds kind of weird. That’s what we thought before we tried the popular Vietnamese food that comes in a cup, but we fell in love with Giang Café’s version after just one sip.
The Best Egg Coffee in Hanoi
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.
Egg Coffee Hanoi Video
Watch our YouTube video to get the skinny on Vietnamese egg coffee. Be aware that the video won’t actually make you skinny, though it will make you want to hop on a plane to Hanoi for a jolt of liquid pleasure.
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About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: August 29, 2016