When winter is approaching, egg coffee is the type of drink that I love drinking the most, especially, if I am in Hanoi right now.
I have known about this coffee for the first time in 2011 when I had an opportunity to watch a documentary about this drink. Nonetheless, I have never tried this drink until the year 2015. I got a chance to try this drink in Hanoi, and immediately fall in love with it. Below are the top 6 places in Hanoi that I recommend you all to visit if you want to try the taste of egg coffee.
When I think about egg coffee, I immediately think about Hanoi, the origin of this special drink. In Hanoi, there are two special egg coffee brands. Dinh brand is named after Dinh Tien Hoang avenue, and Giang brand is named after Nguyen Huu Huan avenue (Nguyen Huu Huan was a famous teacher in Vietnam, and Giang means teaching). In Nguyen Huu Huan avenue, Lam coffee is the most reputable coffee shop. The slightly bitter taste of coffee combined with the fatty but tasty egg yolks foam will definitely make you fall in love with the recipe. The average price range of egg coffee at this shop is 20,000-25,000 VND. Decoration of the place is also special since the place is decorated with several prestigious paintings collected by the owner.
This coffee shop is located on Quan Thanh avenue (Ba Dinh district, Hanoi). Coffee at this shop is the special Da Lat Arabica beans and it is roasted inside the store before being served to the customers. Egg foam at Yen Coffee has a slightly sweet taste and not stinky at all. Besides, customers can enjoy a cup of coffee with tasty side dishes such as cereal sticky rice. The shop is open from 7:30 a.m- 5:00 p.m. The average price range is 35,000-45,000 VND.
Located on Hoang Ngoc Phach avenue, Lutulata is another good offer for egg coffee lovers. Although egg coffee at this store is not so special, the way they decorate the drink is attractive. Underneath the cup of coffee is a candle that helps the drink preserve its temperature and restrict the stinky smell of egg foam. The price range of this shop is 40,000 VND, and the shop is open from 7:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m.
This coffee shop introduced a European fusion of egg coffee since they combined the Vietnamese recipe with the taste of European rum. You are still able to find the bitter taste of coffee and the sweet taste of egg foam. However, the taste of Rum can be challenging for some customers. The price range of this shop is 45,000-50,000 VND. Lermalermer is located on Yen The avenue.
What if you combine the words espresso with egg? You do not need to figure the answer yourself, because Blackbird helps you do so. The specialty of this shop, eggpresso, is the combination of two words egg and espresso. Egg coffee at this store uses special Vietnamese beans, bitter but tasty. The price range of this shop is 60,000-65,000 VND, and it is located on Chan Cam avenue.
All Day Coffee
All Day Coffee offers a different mixture of egg coffee. You now have the option of adding coconut milk or ice to your cup of egg coffee. It is located in the center of Hanoi, Quang Trung avenue. The price of this shop is the only drawback. It offers egg coffee at the price of 70,000-75,000 VND which is much higher than the average price range. However, the beautiful decoration and the taste of this coffee worth the experience.