VIETNAM EGG COFFEE - WHY DO NOT TRY ?
1. The opening story of Egg Café.
Egg Café was appeared in the late 1940s in Hanoi (Vietnam). The "father" of this delicious drink is Mr. Nguyen Van Giang, who used to be a chef at the famous French hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. . Milk at that time was extremely luxurious, scarce and at a high price. To cope with the scarcity of milk and the desire for Vietnamese people to be able to enjoy delicious drinks, he immediately came up with the idea Replace milk with egg yolks because at the same time, eggs are quite cheap but have an extremely delicious flavor. He combined coffee and egg yolks to create a unique and greasy drink, from which egg coffee was first born in Vietnam in 1946. After successfully introducing his exclusive drink At that time, he introduced it to regular customers and decided to quit his job to run his own store. And that cafe is called Café Giang, located in the capital Hanoi . After more than 70 years of operation, the restaurant is still maintained by his children and still retains the same delicious taste as before.
2. How to make a cup of egg coffee.
If you want egg coffee to be prepared, you will need to use filtered coffee. Mix with a mixture of beaten egg yolks with granulated sugar and honey to create a thick, smooth texture with a light yellow color and a light aroma . Next, if you want to increase the sweetness, you can add 1 tablespoon of condensed milk below, pour brewed coffee on the surface of the condensed milk and top with a smooth, creamy layer of egg cream, sprinkle with a little cocoa powder. Enjoy this unique flavor. Egg Coffee will retain its best flavor when you use it while it's warm . Surely reading this far, coffee lovers have felt the unique bitterness of coffee along with the delicious, slightly sweet taste of the egg cream mixture, a very special combination that will definitely be appreciated. Enjoy your taste right from the first sip.
3. Enjoy authentic Egg Coffee in an artistic way.
In addition to mixing techniques, drinking egg coffee is also an art. Enjoying it properly will make you feel the most characteristic of this unique drink. You can try the following way to fully experience the delicious taste of this drink. When the coffee is still hot and warm as it arrives in your hand, you will only smell a faint scent of coffee because the aroma at this time belongs to the rich egg cream mixture of egg yolks, sugar and honey . Don't rush to stir the cup of egg coffee, but tilt the cup to feel the bitter taste of the original coffee. Then you will feel on the tip of your tongue the sweet, fatty flavor of the egg cream and cocoa layer on top . With the egg coffee recipe, you can drink it and eat it with cookies, waffles, bread , etc. However, no matter how you enjoy Egg Coffee, you still have to limit using it when it's cold to serve as a drink. Avoid fishy taste.
4. Some famous places for Egg Café that you should try.
In Ho Chi Minh City:
+ Little HaNoi Egg Coffee (Yersin)
Address: 119/5 Yersin, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.
Price: About 40,000 - 55,000 VND
+ 3T Egg Coffee
Address : 355 Hoang Sa, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1.
Price : About 45,000 - 65,000 VND
+ Vietphin Coffee
Address: 89 Cach Mang Thang Tam, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.
Price: About 41,000 - 72,000 VND
Hide in Saigon
Address: 65/1 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.
Price: About 47,000 - 67,000 VND
In Hanoi Capital:
+ Cafe Giảng
30 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi (or)
Food Hall - 3rd Floor Lotte Mall West Lake
Price: 30,000đ - 100,000đ
+ Cafe Pho Co
Address: 11 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Price: 40,000đ - 100,000đ
+ Cafe Dinh
Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Price: 30,000đ - 100,000đ
+ The Hanoi Social Club
Address: 05 Hoi Vu, Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Price: 50,000đ - 100,000đ
Differences between Saigon and Hanoi Egg Café culture
In Saigon, Café is a dish that is extremely close to all ages, old and young.
Saigon people often ask each other: 'No coffee' or 'when is coffee'? Through
which we can see that coffee is an indispensable dish in Saigon's lifestyle.
They can drink coffee every time of the day to stay awake and gradually get used
to the unique flavor of coffee. Saigon people inherently prefer milk coffee and
iced coffee to egg coffee. Here, egg coffee is just a drink to sip during fun
outings and conversations among Saigon's youth. In Hanoi, egg coffee is an
extremely famous drink that every person in Hanoi has probably tried at least
once. Coffee culture in Hanoi is often enjoyed more by middle-aged people than
by young people, who only drink coffee when they need to discuss something or
have serious appointments.
Coffee in Hanoi is also somewhat more meticulous, as shown by the shops serving this drink, which all have a classic flavor, whether they are popular or luxury shops, they are extremely meticulous in each cup of coffee, especially egg coffee . . In Saigon, coffee is enjoyed in many different forms and especially young people in Saigon are extremely responsive to roadside cafes and "take away" coffee sales... Especially egg coffee
in Saigon is made Add heavy cream to better suit the taste of diners here. In Hanoi, the original egg coffee flavor is still maintained. So you can enjoy the most authentic cup of egg coffee in Hanoi or a more unique cup of fatty egg coffee in Saigon.
In this article, we learned about a famous Vietnamese specialty - egg coffee. Egg coffee is not only a drink but also a cultural symbol of this country. With its unique flavor and special preparation, egg coffee has attracted the attention of many international tourists.
We have understood the brewing process as well as the ingredients needed to create a perfect cup of egg coffee. The combination of the bitter taste of coffee, the aroma of baking powder and the smoothness of egg yolk creates a unique and enchanting enjoyment experience.
Besides learning about egg coffee, we also explored some famous cafes in Vietnam, where visitors can enjoy this specialty. Experiencing egg coffee not only brings joy to the eyes but is also a way to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture and people.
With the recipes and tips shared in this article, hopefully you have enough information to experiment and create a great cup of egg coffee at home. Egg coffee is a special gift that Vietnam gives to the world, and we need to continue to preserve and develop it to spread the culture and pride of the country.
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