An egg coffee (cà phê trứng) is a Vietnamese drink which is made with chicken egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk – one of highlights in the menu of hanoi street food tour. How is it made? They extract the egg yolk from an egg and then mix only the yolk with sugar until took on a thick consistency. Then, they will pour the hot coffee over the mixture slowly, and stir at the same time.
Brewing egg coffee is not too sophisticated, but need practiced hands. Thus, in Hanoi there are very few successful cafe shops. The recipe is not a secret but not many shops apply the recipe exactly. The key is how to measure the amount of egg, coffee with other ingredients exactly.
You are in Hanoi now? Unique egg coffee which is a must try, even for those who don’t drink coffee.
Giang café is considered as the most famous café shop about Egg coffee. The most important factor that make Giang Café unique and different from other restaurants is the formula how to measure exactly the fixed amount of eggs and coffee and the way to mix them perfectly that will decrease maximum the egg sickliness.
Giang Café is humbly hidden on a small lane on Nguyen Huu Huan Street in the city’s old quarter. It may be difficult to find for visitors, but it is well worth the effort.
The coffee is brewed in a small cup with a filter before the addition of a well-whisked mixture of the yolk and other ingredients such as butter, sugar, condensed milk or cheese . The cup is placed in a bowl of hot water to keep its temperature. You will find them so amazing and unforgettable. The egg coffee flavor is really fat, creamy and fragrant. In addition, you can bite sunflower seeds which mostly Vietnamese young generation like to eat.
Although savour coffee way like locals do, surely foreigners will never forget it’s unique flavour.