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Egg coffee – “Legendary” drink in the capital area

Posted by Dennis Dennis on 01/10/2021
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Egg coffee – “Legendary” drink in the capital area

Egg coffee is one of “legendary” drink of Hanoi cuisine. This is a special drink that not only makes local people passionate but also attracts every visitor when visiting Hanoi City. With the long development history and unique delicious taste, egg coffee deserves to be in top of the world’s unique coffee dishes.

Egg coffee

Egg coffee – “legendary” drink in Hanoi

The origin

Egg coffee is a drink from Vietnam, specifically in Hanoi Capital in 1950. Mr. Nguyen Van Giang, a bartender for Metropole Hanoi Hotel during French colonial period (1884 – 1945), created this delicious coffee. At that day, there was not much fresh milk. Moreover, he also wanted to create a drink with Vietnamese brand. Therefore, he used eggs instead, creating a delicious egg coffee with a unique flavor. Since then, Mr. Giang had built famous “Giang Coffee” brand in Hanoi with its signature of egg coffee drink.

What’s in the “legendary” egg coffee?

Egg coffee is not difficult to make. However, it requires sophistication and ingenuity from the barista. A delicious egg coffee is made from extremely simple ingredients such as fresh eggs, sugar, milk and coffee. Thanks to the egg yolks being beaten regularly by hand together with the talent of the barista, it becomes a coffee with beautiful foam and delicious taste.

This drink can enjoy by hot or iced depending on each person’s taste. In fact, it is true that you should probably enjoy a cup of egg coffee when being hot.

Egg coffee

A cup of delicious egg coffee requires sophistication and ingenuity from the barista

How to enjoy appropriately

The best way to enjoy egg coffee is when drinking, you tilt the cup so as to can drink both coffee and egg cream. The aroma of coffee and the fatty taste of egg cream will make you fall in love immediately.


In 2017, CNN Travel dedicated an article titled “Egg coffee in Hanoi: Where to get your caffeine fix” to show the admiration for this unique drink.

In 2014, egg coffee also ranked in top in the list of 17 most worth-trying coffees in the world voted by Buzzfeed. Additionally, the unique drink of Hanoi’s people has also appeared in many foreign newspapers such as The Guardian, PrTimes (Japan) and so on.

CNN's article

CNN Travel dedicated an article to show the admiration for this unique drink

Some delicious egg coffee shops

In Hanoi City

When visiting Hanoi, you will enjoy “legendary” egg coffee – bold with the capital’s cuisine. Once enjoy a cup of hot, sweet coffee in the cold weather at the following famous cafes:

 Giang Coffee

Address: No. 39, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Giang Coffee is the origin of this delicious and unique egg coffee. The creator of this special coffee is also the owner of this café. That is the reason why this is the first coffee shop as well as the most famous egg coffee in Hanoi. If you are looking for a delicious and taste-standard egg coffee, surely Giang Coffee will be the first recommended address.

Giang Coffee

Giang Coffee – the first recommended address

Dinh Coffee

Address: No. 13, Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Dinh Coffee is also one of the oldest coffee shops serving the delicious egg coffee in Hanoi. Starting business in 1990, although it has been almost 2 decades, Dinh Coffee still retains the taste of Hanoi in the old years.

Dinh Coffee

Dinh Coffee – the taste of Hanoi in the old years

In Ho Chi Minh City

In Saigon, there is an ocean of coffee shops with egg coffee. Yet, it is quite difficult to find a good egg coffee shop. Visreal will recommend you some reputable ones as below:

RuNam D’Or 

Address: No. 3 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC

RuNam D’Or is probably a café that is so familiar for discerning people in Saigon. Located in the heart of Saigon during French colonial period, Le Maison de RuNam D’Or was formerly a villa with elegant and sophisticated French style. Today, this restaurant is a crystallization of European and Vietnamese cuisines. Especially, egg coffee is a very special drink here.

RuNam D'Or

RuNam D’Or is familiar for discerning people in Saigon

Coffee Shop 81

Address: No. 28, Nguyen Huu Cau, Tan Dinh, District 1, HCMC

Unlike RuNam D’Or, Coffee Shop 81 likens a small old house filled with love. You will leave reality for a moment and come to a small corner of old Hanoi in the heart of bustling Saigon. Sip a cup of fragrant coffee and listen to the melodious melody of old songs to feel how relaxed the heart is.

Coffee Shop 81

Coffee Shop 81 – a small corner of old Hanoi in the heart of bustling Saigon

A little greasy taste of eggs, a little sweetness of condensed milk mixed with aromatic bitter coffee will create an unforgettable impression of this unique drink. Have you ever wondered why egg coffee is a “legendary” drink? That is because it is not only a simple drink but also a culinary feature of people in Hanoi Capital.


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