Cafe Trung (Egg Coffee)

July 12, 2023 - 2185 views

For a long time, egg coffee is no longer a strange drink for guests visiting Hanoi, everyone is curious to try egg coffee; because only Hanoi has delicious egg coffee that you cannot miss.

Egg coffee (also known as Cafe Trung) is a Vietnamese traditional beverage including egg yolks, condensed milk, sugar and robusta coffee. The recipe of Egg coffee was developed by Mr. Nguyen Giang in the late 1940s. Egg coffee is normally served inside the bowl of hot water to retain its temperature. 

Overview of Egg Coffee

The creator of the egg cafe is Mr. Nguyen Van Giang. He was a talented chef at the Metropole Hotel. The reason for the egg cafe's birth was very simple. The cappuccino was a delicious French drink at the time, but not many Vietnamese had enough money to drink. Mr. Giang is very concerned about a delicious and attractive beverage that is still affordable to Vietnamese people.

By the end of 1946, the idea of ​​cafe with egg was born successfully. However, Hanoi egg cafe at that time was not as famous as today. Few people also know because of the limitations of media and equipment and egg whisking technology has not been developed as it is now.

It was not until 1990 that egg coffee was popular. Also because of the rising economy and the introduction of the egg whisk has increased diners' satisfaction. Along with that, the development of the press has made egg cafe, from a popular dish gradually becoming a specialty of the Capital.

History of Hanoi Egg coffee

Overview of Hanoi Egg coffee

Ingredients and processing tips of Egg Coffee

Egg cafe can be served hot or extra iced more, but the most popular is still a hot egg cafe. Ingredients to make egg coffee include fresh chicken eggs, sugar, milk, coffee, and recipes. Chicken egg yolk is beaten by hand or an electric mixer with butter, milk, and granulated sugar. When the customer calls, the owner will heat the black coffee and pour it directly into the beaten egg cup.

The price of egg coffee is quite cheap, only about 1 - 2 USD/cup. But this is not a daily drink because it is easy to cause boredom. If you have tried once, you will be completely conquered, from sight to smell and taste. Hanoi egg cafe is not only delicious but also very eye-catching.

Egg Coffee in Hanoi

Hanoi Egg Coffee

Great Egg Coffee drinking places

1. Giang Café

Address: Alley 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

The cafe is located in a small alley. However, inside is a large and airy space. It decorated with many trees and old objects. Ancient paintings, clocks, ceiling fans are nearly 80 years old. Giang Cafe with egg coffee flavor is the first place this drink was created by Mr.Giang, the founder of egg cafe.

Hanoi Egg Coffee

Giang Coffee

2. Dinh Cafe

Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

This is a shop opened by one of Giang's own children. Therefore, the egg coffee flavor here retains the characteristic created by Giang. Egg coffee in Dinh is not put in a bowl of hot water like in Giang, but only a tiny cup, which fits in the palm of the hand.

Cafe Trung - Egg Coffee

Dinh Coffee

3. Old town café

Address: 11 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

This cafe appeared the latest but still popular with visitors. The taste is what impresses the guests.

Egg Coffee - Cafe Trung

Old Town Coffee

All in all, Egg coffee is one of Hanoi's famous dishes that you should not miss when traveling here. Let's sit back in the corner of busy streets in the Old Quarter, enjoy a cup of egg coffee, and see the lively daily life of locals. How wonderful this experience is!

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